Power supply will drop by 50 megawatts, the Transmission Company of Nigeria; said the drop would be because of planned annual “preventive maintenance” on the line bay at Lekki Transmission Substation in Lagos.
During the maintenance period; about 50MW will be interrupted, affecting the power supply to Lekki phase 1, Oniru, Elegushi, Waterfront, Igbo Efon and Twenty-first Century Estate in Lagos state. “TCN regrets all inconvenience this might cause electricity consumers in the affected area,” the statement said.
The announcement followed a promise by the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission; to deliver at least 5000MW of electricity to Nigerians starting from July 1. The peak generation put at 3, 967MW, while the lowest generation was 3, 539MW; according to statistics from the Nigerian Electricity System Operator, NESO.
The NERC had responded to a widespread public clamour following consistent system collapsing of the power grid, over four incidents recorded so far this year.