If all you have received from electricity distribution companies recently is darkness and bills, you may have to wait a little longer.

All isn’t well as the Transmission Company of Nigeria, TCN says a total of 1,087.6 Mega Watts of electricity has dropped from the national grid.

This only meant less power to transmit to distribution companies that supply electricity to your homes.

According to a statement by Mrs Ndidi Mbah who is TCN’s General Manager, Public Affairs in Abuja on Sunday, the drop-in electricity generated into the national grid was resulting in load shedding nationwide.

Load shedding, or load reduction, is carried out as a controlled option to respond to unplanned events to protect the electricity power system from a total blackout.

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TCN said the load shedding was necessary to maintain stability of the grid.

According to TCN, the sharp drop of power generated was occasioned by gas pipeline rupture on June 15, and technical issues at the Shell gas wells on June 16.

TCN explained that six thermal power generating stations were currently unable to generate electricity and have therefore been shut down due to the Nigeria Gas Company (NGC) pipeline incident.

The company listed the affected power stations to include Ihovbor, Azura, Omotosho gas, Geregu gas, Olorunsogo gas, Sapele and the Egbin power stations.

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