Power generation capacity in Nigeria has dropped due to a gas pipeline leak that forced the shutdown of four of the country’s power stations. The pipeline provides natural gas as the power plants feedstock.
The closure of the Egbin, Omotosho, Olorunsogo and Paras power stations highlights the unstable electricity supply in Nigeria.
In a statement the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) said the four power stations were completely shut down on April 25 for emergency maintenance on the gas pipeline supplying them.
The company went on to say that the issue was caused by leakage on the Escravos-Lagos Pipeline System gas pipeline, but that operator Nigerian Gas Company had already repaired the line.
“Repairs have been completed and the pipeline is currently being pressurized prior to resumption of gas supply to the affected power stations,” TCN said in a statement.