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Power Generation Has Reached 4000mw – TCN

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OKPAI-POWER-PLANTThe Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) has today announced that the nation’s power generation now fluctuates between 3,800 mega watts and 4,000 mega watts.

This was disclosed  to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) by TCN General Manager, Public Affairs, Mrs Seun Olagunju,  in a telephone interview.

Mrs Olagunju said that the restoration of power to 4,000 mega watts was as a result of the repairs carried out on vandalised pipeline supplying gas to Okpai power plant in Delta State.

She reassured Nigerians that power supply would be stable as soon as repair work is completed on the gas pipelines.

She said that the private sector was being encouraged to complement efforts of government by building power projects aimed at increasing power generation capacity.

“So, I want to assure Nigerians that from what we are seeing on ground, from the end of this year onwards, I believe that there will be greater stability of power in the country.

“Even now, there is marginal increase in power generation.

“We have taken it from less than 2,000 mega watts to over 4,000 mega watts now,” Olagunju said.

She also revealed that ongoing construction of additional power plants would increase power generation from the end of 2013 to 2014.

“Let me reassure Nigerians that as far as power supply is concerned, our country is moving in the right direction; far better than it used to be.

“So, let’s keep working together so that Nigeria can be lighted up 24 hours.

“We have over 4,000 mega watts of electricity now, but what we are sending out in the average is 3,800 mw because of the frequency control that regulates the supply.” she concluded.

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