TCN says it asked Gencos to reduce generation over Discos’ load rejection

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The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) has stated that its earlier directive asking electricity generation companies to cut generation was in the interest of the integrity of the national grid and the entire power network in the country, Leadership reports.

In a press statement signed and issued by the GM, Public Affairs, Seun Olagunju, TCN said the directive became imperative as some distribution companies (DisCos) are refusing to take more load as necessitated by increase in generation in recent times, a situation it noted would result in an imbalance and subsequent disturbance in the system.

While stating categorically that the problem was not a wheeling capacity challenge on the part of TCN, but a demand side management problem from some DisCos rejecting available power, TCN noted that the highest generation level this year stands at 4,650MW while its wheeling capacity is 6,500MW.