- Good news for Nigerians as the country’s Electricity Regulatory Commissions have announced the return of improved electricity supply from Friday 1 July
- The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) made the announcement on Wednesday July 15
- However, NERC revealed that the incessant power outage was due to poor maintenance and low supply was due to gas and vandalism
FCT, Abuja – The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) has issued new updates for Nigerians amid the ongoing collapse of the national electricity grid.
As reported by Daily Nigerian, NERC Chairman Sanusi Garba said Nigerians will see improved electricity supply in the coming days.
Sanusi say te that renewed efforts by industry stakeholders have contributed to an intervention that will ensure Nigerians have a steady supply of electricity from Friday. July 1
Speaking to reporters on Wednesday, June 15, Sanusi announced that it had held a meeting with the Nigerian Electric Utility Industry (NESI).
NERC signs pact with Gencos, Discos and others
It was noted that the meeting was made possible by NERC, where a pact was signed with Gencos, TCN and the 11 DisCos would guarantee the generation, transmission and distribution of an average of 5,000 MW of electricity per day for customers from July 1st.
“Yes, we have had discussions with the gas suppliers within our regulatory area. We have them on board to ensure gas would flow once we met commercial requirements.
‘Well for transmission we have heard figures well in excess of 5,000MW and TCN will definitely be able to deliver that.
“I remember clearly that in March last year we had 5,400 MW. So it means it’s entirely possible based on signed commitments.”
He said that all stakeholders along the value chain had commitments and that there would be consequences if they would not deliver.
“In a situation where Gencos can deliver 5,000MW but TCN cannot, they pay the penalty to the generating company and so on.”
” And whenever the electricity is available and discotheques don’t take over the electricity; then they pay liquidated damages which compensates other market participants.
“We may not have 24/7 electricity from July 1st, but Nigerians will see the way because the goal is to average 5,000 Having MW every day for transmission and distribution.”
Low gas supplies cause collapse of national grid – NERC
In response to incessant collapse of the national electricity grid, Sanusi revealed that the low gas supply was the main reason.
He also revealed that poor maintenance and problems with vandalism are one of the shortcomings in supplying Nigerians with sufficient Strom were.
“Today’s challenges are very clear. In the past it was weak infrastructure and so on and so forth. Now we have certain external factors contributing to these events.
“Obviously all over the world it is not common to see people coming down tearing down transmission towers for no reason; or the blasting of crude oil pipelines.
“In some cases, most of the gas we have today is associated gas and therefore the disruption of crude oil pipelines also affects the gas supply to the Therme stations.”
< p class="align-left">He did, however, commend the federal government and central bank of Nigeria for intervening to save the energy sector.
Electricity Utilities apologize to Nigerians for poor electricity supply
Meanwhile, energy companies have taken to social media to apologize to Nigerians and businesses for the recent grid failure.
< p class="align-left">This was due to the recent collapse of the national electricity grid , which Nigerians suffered in most parts of the country.
The collapse had caused power outages in Lagos and some other parts of the country, with entire southeastern states are affected.
Atiku suffers backlash over collapsed national network after comment
In another development, the PDP’s presidential flag-bearer, Atiku Abubakar, his social media to criticize the government for its failures in the country’s frequent national power grid collapse.
This comes after the recent Nigeria national power grid collapse, there is one Power cuts in major cities across the country.
However, Atiku’s criticism was met with many negative reactions as Nigerians went to his comments section to smack him for being a part of failure was when he was vice president.
Source: Legit .ng