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Power generation slumps to 2,983MW in Nigeria

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ELECTRICITY generation in Nigeria has plunged to 2,983 megawatts (MW).

  The development followed national electricity grid system collapse early yesterday.

  Although Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) said the system disturbance was restored shortly, it left power generation at 2,900 megawatts afterwards.

  TCN General Manager of Public Affairs, Ndidi Mbah, confirmed the development in a he statement released in Abuja.

  According to her, the incident occurred at 1 am but may not caused power loss.

  “National Control Centre (NCC) of TCN in Osogbo commenced immediate restoration of the grid which has been completed nationwide except for that of the Eastern axis which was to be completed shortly as at when TCN announced the system disturbance.

TCN would commence investigations into the cause of the supply loss as soon as full recovery is achieved.

  We are committed to ensuring grid stability and consistent bulk power supply, especially at this time of the pandemic,” she said.

  An analysis of the power loss following the latest system collapse shows that 1,658MW has already been lost to the system disturbance. The power grid is however expected to ramp up once TCN restores major transmission lines in the East when peak energy generation may return to the 4,000MW threshold.

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