From Isaac Anumihe, Abuja

The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) has announced that the power blackouts experienced in some parts of the country is due to gas constraints to the thermal generating companies.

The gas constraint, it said, has impacted the quantum of bulk power available on the transmission grid for onward transmission to the distribution load centres nationwide.

In a statement, TCN said, it’s doing everything possible in collaboration with stakeholders in the power sector to ensure that it continues to keep the grid intact in spite of the current low power generated into the system .

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“Consequent upon the current load on the grid, load distributed to the distribution load centres have also reduced, as TCN can only transmit what is generated.

“TCN is committed to ensuring a gradual increase in electricity supply to load centres as gas improves to power available thermal plants.

“Please bear with us as we continue to work with the stakeholders in the value chain to ensure that supply through distribution companies to electricity consumers nationwide improves,” the statement read.