Power outage looms as TCN shuts down 676mw Egbin plant

The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) has shut down the 676-megawatt Egbin Power Generation Plant to allow three-day of maintenance operations.

With this development, the national grid will witness a reduction of 676 megawatts of bulk power generated into the national grid and supplied across Nigeria.

Accordingly, major cities nationwide will be without lights for three days since load allocation by the 11 distribution companies (Discos) operating in the country will drop.






     

     

    The statement signed by the TCN management on Tuesday, December 19, reads, “This is to notify the public that at 11:13 hours of December 18, 2023, Egbin power generating station was shut down to allow the Nigeria Gas Company (NGC) to maintain linking gas pipeline supplying gas to Egbin power station.

    ” The station will be shut for three days. This means a reduction of 676mw of bulk power generated into the nation’s grid for three days and consequently the quantum of bulk power available to be delivered for distribution companies load centres for the period.”

    Egbin Power Plc is Nigeria’s largest power generating station with an installed capacity of 1,320 megawatts (MW)consisting of six units of 220 megawatts each.

    The station is located at Ijede/Egbin, in Ikorodu, Lagos state.

    Harrison Edeh is a journalist with the International Centre for Investigative Reporting, always determined to drive advocacy for good governance through holding public officials and businesses accountable.

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