Monday, November 25, 2013

TCN blames power rationing on vandals:

The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN)
has blamed the recent nationwide power
rationing on vandalism of the gas pipeline,
supplying gas to the Okpai Power Plant in
TCN General Manager, Public Affairs, Mrs
Seun Olagunju, on Sunday in Abuja explained
that there had been about 450MW reduction
in electricity generation since the vandalism on
Saturday and that this would last till 26
November, when repair work would be
It said that all relevant stakeholders were
currently working hard on the repair of the
vandalised plant which that had also been shut
"The repair work is expected to be completed
within three days and Okpai Power Plant will
expectedly resume generation on Nov. 26," it
The TCN appealed to electricity consumers
nationwide to bear with the temporary
inconvenience, pleading with them to help
government in protecting TCN installations.
"TCN regrets inconveniences to the Federal
Government and our highly esteemed
electricity consumers nationwide. We enjoin
members of the public to work with the
government in protecting installations and
facilities meant for our socio-economic
development," it said.
The TCN, was incorporated in November,
2005. It emerged from the defunct National
Electric Power Authority as a product of the
merger of the Transmission and Operations
sectors on April 1, 2004.
Being one of the 18 unbundled Business Units
under the Power Holding Company of Nigeria,
the company was issued a transmission licence
on July 1, 2006.
TCN's licenced activities include electricity
transmission, system operation and electricity

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