The System Operations Transition Company of Nigeria (TCN) yesterday said power generation increased to 4200 Megawatts (MW) on Tuesday.
Assistan. General Manager (Public Affairs), Clement Ezeolisah, in a statement explained that power had dipped to 3,755Mw due to a ruptured gas pipeline that supplies gas to the power generating stations.
He noted that the electricity market had “experienced a drop to an average of 3,755Mw last week following scheduled maintenance programme on the gas pipelines supplying gas to the generating stations.”
Meanwhile, the Federal Ministry of Power in its power statistics of February 27, said power generation was 3,659.74Mw.
According to Ezeolisah, the TCN sent out 3,594.71Mw to the electricity distribution companies leaving 65.03Mw that it could not evacuate.
The statistic added that the highest peak power so far generated in the market was the 5,074.7 Mw of February 2, this year.