In a bid to ensure availability of gas, which will lead to the increase in power supply, the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) has announced that it would be collaborating with the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC).
This announcement came from the General Manager, Public Affairs of TCN, Mrs Ndidi Mbah in a statement released on Twitter.
According to the statement, the company had received unprecedented support from the NNPC in the past. In terms of resolving the challenges relating to gas availability to thermal power plants, the transmission company was already working with the Group Managing Director of NNPC, Mr Mele Kyari and Chief Operating Officer, Gas and Power, Mr Yusuf Usman.
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— TCNNIGERIA (@TCN_NIGERIA) March 30, 2020
Mbah said that through the NNPC’s support, gas supply to gas generation stations nationwide had improved significantly. In fact, she added that most power plants that experienced gas supply shortage in the past are currently generating power to the grid.
“if the trend continues, the problem of gas supply to power plants will be resolved in a matter of hours. Also, Distribution Companies, as well as Point Load Consumers of Electricity, will be adequately served,” she said.
The TCN boss appreciated the staff of the company, management of NNPC, Generation Companies and the DisCos for their effort in sustaining the Grid during this trying period.
Reacting to the statement was NNPC, which tweeted, “Thank you @TCN_NIGERIA, @NNPCgroup remains ever committed to collaborating with critical stakeholders in order to make life better for all Nigerians.”
Recall that a few days ago, TCN disclosed that some thermal plants such as Geregu gas, Geregu NIPP, Sapele NIPP, among others were experiencing low gas supply and as such, talks were ongoing with the NNPC to resolve the issue.