Why Nigeria’s electricity generation to national grid dropped to 1,087.6MW
On Sunday, a statement by Mrs Ndidi Mbah, General Manager of Public Affairs for the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) says electricity generated into the national grid has dropped.
According to a report, the decline in electricity generation totaled 1,087.6 Megawatts. And the production decline was caused by a ruptured gas pipeline of the Nigerian Gas Company(NGC) on June 15, and technical issues at Shell gas wells on the 16th of June.
As a result of these break in the gas supply chain, 6 thermal power generating stations — Ihovbor, Azura, Omotosho Gas, Geregu Gas, Olorunsogo Gas, Sapele and Egbin — have been shut down due to inability to generate electricity. The six have managed to generate 60MW only on each unit, losing a total of 211MW.
Afam VI power station was also reportedly shut down until Shell fully resolved its gas well issues and is able to supply gas to Afam.