Power supply dropped to 3,636MW following the shutdown of Egbin Power Plant and challenges in the transmission network.
The loss of 676MW from Egbin, Nigeria’s biggest power plant, at 10 am on Monday, dropped grid supply from 4,416MW to 3,632MW.
A statement by the generation company posted on its verified X account (formerly Twitter) said the showdown was to allow Nigerian Gas Company to maintain the pipeline bringing gas into the plant. The repairs are expected to last for three days according to the company.
Also, the General Manager, Public Affairs of the Transmission Company of Nigeria, TCN, Ndidi Mbah says the company’s maintenance crew is carrying out scheduled repairs on its Keffi/Akwanga 132KV transmission line. The exercise, which was to enable them to replace broken 132kV Insulators, was carried out for eight hours yesterday.