The Managing Director of Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN),Mr Hussein Labo, said that the low power generation across the country was due to the ongoing maintenance works at Utorogun Gas Plant in Delta.
Labo told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos yesterday that this has led to further drop in power generation and had affected electricity supply.
He said that power generation from the plant had dropped from 1,100 to 500 megawatts due to insufficient gas to power the turbines.
“We have not received gas supply from the Nigeria Gas Company (NGC) and the water level is low.
“The station is at this time unusually witnessing low water level, which has made it impossible to generate the required level of power,’’ he said.
Labo said that power generation had been fluctuating between 3,100 megawatts and 3,200 megawatts in the last few days.
He said that work on Utorogun Gas Plant had affected gas supply to Omotosho, Olorunsogo, Egbin, Geregu, Shiroro and Delta power stations.
``The Utorogun Gas Plant was shut down for maintenance work, which l hope in the next one to two weeks from now, will be back to normal,’’ the managing director said.
Labo said that the low level of water at the hydro-power plant had also contributed to the low power distribution. (NAN)