TCN, NNPC set to maintain grid stability gas pipeline - Power supply


The Transmission Company of Nigeria, TCN and Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, have said they are attempting to reestablish control supply the country over through restoration of national matrix and support of the gas pipeline, which supplies gas from Escravos area of the Niger Delta to Lagos. 

It will be reviewed that framework crumple tossed the whole country into adding up to power outage because of the Nigerian Gas Processing and Transportation Company Ltd, NGPTC, fire episode on its Escravos Lagos Pipeline System close Okada, Edo State on Tuesday. 

It was assembled that the occurrence prompted the shutdown of the pipeline providing gas to Egbin 1,320MW; Olorunsogo NIPP 676MW, Olorunsogo 338MW, Omotosho NIPP 450MW, Omotosho 338 MW and Paras 60MW power stations. As indicated by General Manager, Public Affairs, Mrs Ndidi Mbah, NGPTC, has just assembled to the site and is right now influencing repairs, including that when repairs are finished, NGC will begin control age. 

In the interim, numerous Nigerians have kept on mourning the dimness, which they said was aggravated by the present fuel shortage, as they additionally can't purchase PMS to control their creating sets. Mrs Mbah stated: "January 3, 2018, occurrence is the result of a sharp drop in age because of a consumed gas pipeline. It has nothing to do with TCN's capacity to transmit created a control. "Age has kept on becoming consistently finished the previous year and because of proceeding with the venture, TCN has likewise extended its network ability to 7000MW and can empty all power created into the lattice. 

"It isn't prudent to put higher loads on the Lagos-Benin and Lagos-Osogbo 330kV lines in light of its effect on the lattice steadiness. A 330kV line conveying her heap could trek and cause framework fall. Along these lines, TCN may not convey enough load to Lagos." Repair worls NGPTC noticed that a temporary worker had been activated to repair the influenced portion of the Western Gas Pipeline, with the goal that gas supply to Omotosho, Egbin, and Olorunsogo I and II can be reestablished. As per NGPTC, the work will be done day and night and is relied upon to be finished inside 24 hours. Appraisal of the harm caused Also, the Group Managing Director of NNPC, Mr Maikanti Baru, has requested a quick appraisal of the harm caused by the fire on the ELP, a gaseous petrol pipeline which supplies gas from Escravos locale of the Niger Delta territory to Lagos. He stated: "NNPC firefighters were drafted to the scene and could contain the fire from the break purpose of the pipeline episode. 

Notwithstanding, the fire couldn't be doused because of the high weight of the line. "To put out the fire, the line would require being disengaged and depressurized, which may prompt an entire shutdown of the pipeline section for repair attempts to be completed. "The activity will influence gas supply to clients in Ondo, Ogun and Lagos states with ensuing shutdown of the accompanying force plants with a consolidated creating limit of 1,143 Megawatts, MW: Egbin, Lagos, Olorunshogo, PEL Olorunshogo, Ogun, Paras Power Plant, Ogun and Omotosho plant, Ondo State."

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