The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) on Sunday disclosed that the total volume of electricity generated and distributed across homes and offices in Nigeria has gone down to 1,087.6 megawatts (MW). It however said Nigeria was not in total darkness.

It said in a statement from its General Manager, Public Affairs, Mrs. Ndidi Mbah, in Abuja that six power plants which generate electricity with gas were shut down because gas supplies to them were cut off.

According to Mbah, the affected power stations were Ihovbor, Azura, Omotosho, Geregu, Olorunsogo, and Sapele. Gas supplies to all of them, she said, were affected by a rupture on the gas pipeline of the Nigerian Gas Company (NGC).

She also said technical issues experienced by Shell at its gas well has affected supply of gas to its Afam VI power plant, adding that Egbin power plant has also generated just about 60MW of electricity on account of this.


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