Nigeria Considering Supplying Electricity To Chad

Nigeria Considers Supplying Electricity To Chad
The Federal Government of Nigeria is considering supplying electricity to the Republic of Chad following a recent request by the neighbouring country, amidst the cries of residents and citizens of the nation over unstable power supply.
The nation’s available power generation has been fluctuating between 3,000 and 4,500 megawatts in recent years and is currently exporting power supply to three neighbouring countries – Republics of Niger, Benin and Togo. Now, she is thinking of adding Chad to the list.
Announcing the consideration on the streets of Twitter on Sunday, with pictures of the said meeting, the TCN said, “Meeting between Ministry of Power, TCN, and the Chadian Minister of Energy, Mrs Ramatou Mahamat Houtouin, to discuss the possibilities of connecting the Republic of Chad to the Nigerian national grid [was held] on Wednesday, October 21, 2020.
Meanwhile, the TCN on the 22nd of June announced that the government of Chad Republic had formally requested the Nigerian government to connect them to the Nigerian electricity grid in order to ease the burden of power supply in the country. It disclosed that the Chadian Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr Abakar Chachaimi, made the request when he led a delegation on a working visit to the Nigerian Minister of Power, Mr Sale Mamman, recently in Abuja.

The Nigerian Electricity System Operator and as reported by The Punch, the total power generation in the country fell to 3,474.5MW as of 6am on Sunday from 3,776.5MW on Saturday. In June, the TCN also announced that the power grid has collapsed 108 times since privatisation. The number of plants on the national grid that did not produce any megawatts of electricity rose to 11 as of 6am on Sunday from eight on Saturday.
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The idle plants were Geregu II, Sapele II, Alaoji, Olorunsogo II, Omotosho II, Ihovbor, Gbarain, Ibom Power, AES, ASCO and Trans-Amadi. Twenty-seven plants are currently connected to the national grid, which is being managed by the TCN.Photos Credit: Getty

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