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Expect blackout as TCN raises alarm on gas shortage

Expect blackout as TCN raises alarm on gas shortage

The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) said on Thursday that there has been a decrease in generation into the national grid due to gas constraints facing thermal generating companies.

Ndidi Mbah, general manager of public affairs at TCN, said in a statement that the gas constraints have impacted the bulk power available on the transmission grid for onward transmission to the distribution load centres nationwide.

She said the company was doing everything possible to keep the grid intact. “Consequent upon the current load on the grid, load distributed to the distribution load centres has also reduced, as TCN can only transmit what is generated.”

According to her, the company is committed to ensuring a gradual increase in electricity supply to load centres as gas improves to power available thermal plants.

“Please bear with us as we continue to work with the stakeholders in the value chain to ensure that supply through distribution companies,” she said.