The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) said that the nation’s power generation capacity dropped slightly from 3,959 megawatts from Jan. 4, to 3,751.90 megawatts on Jan. 12, due to dearth of gas.
The Nigerian Electricity System Operator website, a sub agency of TCN, disclosed the figure on its daily forecast website on power generation data in Lagos on Thursday. TCN put the total output of all the generation companies at 3,751.90 megawatts, said to have been transferred to the 11 distribution companies across the country.
An official of TCN, who preferred anonymity, said that electricity generation had been dwindling due to challenges of accessing gas by generation companies. The official said that many power projects that could boost the country’s generation were still pending due to lack of funds and gas shortage to test run the turbines.