In a rare feat of effective and quick service delivery, barely 2 days after the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) informed Nigerian electricity consumers of an impending load-shedding caused by a 1,078MW drop in distribution due to a rupture in NGC gas line supplying gas to 6 power plants, the problem has been fixed. All thanks to intervention from a quick collaboration between NNPC and NGC engineers at the scene of the rupture.
Data obtained from the Transmission Company of Nigeria in Abuja on Tuesday evening showed revealed power generation had increased by 1,304.3MW, as it moved up from the 2,572.6MW recorded on Sunday (June 17, 2018) to 3,876.9MW on Monday, June 18th, following restoration of gas supply.
Power generation had plunged to about 2,905MW recorded on Friday, (June 15, 2018) from 3,992.6MW the preceding day, following the rupture of a gas pipeline belonging to the Nigeria Gas Company, as well as technical issues at the gas wells of the International oil company, Shell, on June 16, 2018.
Without an idea on how long the power situation would last, the gloomy development prompted TCN to make an announcement about an impending load-shedding exercise on the national grid on June 17, 2018.
Challenges like this dreadful situation are what the responsive Buhari administration is in charge of and thankfully, a speedy resolution came up within 4 days.
This quick intervention is unprecedented in the Nigerian power sector. Service delivery will never be the same in Nigeria and her electricity consumers can be rest assured quick solutions await future issues the sector will be facing. The future indeed is bright.