The shutdown of the 415 megawatt (MW) Afam power plant will result in a 10-day nationwide power rationing, the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN), has said.
The TCN in a statement yesterday explained that the shutdown became necessary due to routine maintenance work at the Okoloma Gas Plant which supplies gas to Afam Power Plant. Okoloma Gas Plant is operated by Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC).
The TCN wishes to inform the general public that due to unavoidable drop in the quantity of power available for TCN to transmit to the distribution companies, there will be nationwide load shedding for 10 days, from 6am, Sunday, July 20 to Wednesday, July 30, 2014, the statement said.
The expected reduction in power generation will result from the shutdown of the 415MW Afam Power Plants, following routine maintenance work at the Okoloma Gas Plant, which supplies gas to Afam Power Plant, the statement added.
While expressing its regrets over the inconveniences the development would cause to the federal government and its esteemed customers nationwide, the TCN added that it was however expected that the power plant would commence generation on Thursday, July 31, 2014, when gas supply from Okoloma Gas Plant would have resumed.
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