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Egbin Station Shut, Power Generation Reduces By 676MW

The Nigeria Gas Company (NGC) shut down the Egbin Power generating station in the Ikorodu neighborhood of Lagos State on Monday in order to preserve the connecting gas pipeline that supplies gas to the station, according to the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN).

 

TCN announced in a statement that the station, which generates over 16% of the nation’s total electricity production, would be closed for three days starting on Monday.

 

“This means a reduction of 676MW (megawatts) of bulk power generated into the nation’s grid for three days and consequently the quantum of bulk power available to be delivered to distribution companies load centres nationwide for the period,” the statement partly read.

 

Many areas in Lagos have subsequently been thrown into blackout as a result of the development.

 

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