Power generation hovers at 3,600MW despite pipeline repairs

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Despite the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation’s (NNPC) claim that it has repaired the Escravos-Lagos Pipeline System (ELPS) and resumed gas supply to power stations in the South-west, the country’s electricity generation was still around 3,600MW on Monday, THISDAY reports.

The NNPC said in a statement Monday that it had completed repairs and restored gas supply to the affected power plants. Investigations however revealed that despite the restoration of gas supply to the plants, average power generation was approximately 3,600MW Monday.

Before the fire incident last Tuesday, average generation was put at 4,300MW on the previous day by the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN). This performance was above the average of 3,610MW recorded Monday, despite the restoration of gas supply to the power stations.