Records have shown that the Transmission Company of Nigeria rejected about 8,500 megawatt hours (MWh) of electricity from the two hydropower generating plants in Kainji and Jebba, between February 1st to March 13th, 2017, Daily Trust reports.
The electricity generation and supply records made available to newsmen from the operator of the two plants, Mainstream Energy Solutions Ltd, indicate that the TCN could not utilise 601.8MWh and 1,115.3MWh in February from Kainji and Jebba plants respectively. The managing director, Mainstream Energy Solutions, Engr Lamu Audu, said the situation is beginning to affect the generation turbines in the two plants. He said the situation also discouraged investors and financiers to put more money in the business.
TCN, General Manager, Public Affairs, Mrs. Seun Olagunju, however dismissed the claims by the GenCo saying they have not received any official complaint on the issue. Meanwhile, the DisCos on their part through the Secretary of the Association of Distribution Companies in Nigeria, Barr. Sunday Odutan, confirmed rejecting power from TCN because most often TCN would not take electricity to the destination it was asked to due to obsolete transmission infrastructure.
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