TCN, NDPHC to sign pact as generation drops to 2,276MW
The nation’s power generation has dropped to 2276MW after militant attacks on major gas pipelines threatens supply to the thermal plants.
The generation dropped from the peak of about 2,976 MW on Tuesday, indicating more days of black out ahead for electricity consumers.
However, the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) and the Niger Delta Power Holding Company (NDPHC) have commenced arrangement on a contractual agreement by which the National Integrated Power Plants (NIPP) plants would provide about 265 Mega Watts (MW) of spinning reserves to the national grid.
The General Manager, Communication and Public Relations, NDPHC, Yakubu Lawal, in a statement yesterday said the project would facilitate grid responsiveness during swings and disturbances on the transmission network.
Lawal stated that the provision of spinning reserve and other ancillary services are being practiced all over the world and Nigeria now largely relies on NIPP plants to provide the service.
According him, contrary to allegation of non-relevance, the NIPP is definitely not a failed project and the NPDHC has over 2,000MW of generation capacity readily available for deployment.
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