Electricity market increases power generation

The Management of Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) Tuesday said the Nigeria Electricity Supply Industry (NESI) has recorded significant improvement in gas supply for power generation.

The firm had on Monday reported that gas shortage was hampering the power generation in the sector.

Meanwhile, its General Manager, Public Affair, Mrs. Ndidi Mbah said the sector was receiving unprecedented support from the Management of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) led by the GMD, Mr. Mele Kyari and COO Gas and Power, Yusuf Usman in solving the issue of gas availability to thermal power plants and that this has significantly improved gas supply to gas generation stations nationwide.

Mbah said; “most power plants previously experiencing gas supply shortage have started generating power to the Grid and if the trend continues, the problem of gas supply to power plants will be resolved in a matter of hours and also Distribution Companies as well as Point Load Consumers of Electricity  will be adequately served.

“TCN Management led by the MD/CEO, U G Mohammed wishes to express its appreciation to the Management of NNPC, Generation Companies, Distribution Companies, TCN staff on their duty posts nationwide and other sector players for the effort in sustaining the Grid during this trying period.”

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