The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) said on Thursday that there has been a gradual decline in generation available on the grid due to gas constraints.
TCN Public Affairs General Manager Ndidi Mbah said in a statement that this has impacted the amount of power available on the transmission network for onward transmission to distribution load centers across the country.
“TCN is doing everything possible in collaboration with energy sector stakeholders to ensure that it continues to keep the grid intact despite the current low power generated in the system,” he said.
Consequently, he said, given the current load on the network, the load distributed to the distribution load centers has also been reduced, as TCN can only transmit what is generated.
“TCN is committed to ensuring a gradual increase in electricity supply to load centers as gas improves to power available thermal plants.
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“Please bear with us as we continue to work with stakeholders in the value chain to ensure improved supply through distribution companies to electricity consumers across the country,” Ms Mbah said.
Electricity distribution companies in Nigeria obtain their electricity supply from the national grid.
Informing its customers about the reduction in power supply, Benin Electricity Distribution Plc (BEDC) in a statement on Thursday said: “Dear customer, we wish to inform you that the reduction in hours of supply currently being experienced in our states of franchise (Delta, Edo, Ekiti and Ondo States) is due to limitations beyond our control, specifically limitations in the allocation of the national network.
“We are sorry for the inconvenience and sincerely apologize for any disruption to your daily routines. Please rest assured that we are working diligently with all stakeholders to improve the situation and resume regular supply as soon as possible.”