The Management of Egbin Power Plc says its power plant at Egbin, Ikorodu, Lagos State, has resumed operations following the recent fire incident at the plant.
The company made this known in a statement posted on its website on Saturday.
It said: “Unit (STO5) was put back in service and synchronized to the national grid at 7:57 p.m. on Feb. 4 and is back on stream generating 220MW.
“The technical team at the plant is working tirelessly to ensure that an additional 660MW is added to the grid before the weekend runs out.
“Egbin continues to work with the regulatory authorities and other stakeholders to achieve full restoration in line with global health, safety, and environmental standards.”
The company thanked its employees, partners, stakeholders and the public for their unwavering support, cooperation and understanding.
It reiterated its commitment to bringing energy to life responsibly through safe, innovative and sustainable power generation.
Meanwhile, the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) said it had restored 180MW out of the 630MW shutdown in Egbin Power Station.
It noted that the ongoing load shedding in the Lagos axis was a result of the fire incident, which occurred at Egbin Power Station on Wednesday.
TCN’s General Manager, Public Affairs, Mrs Ndidi Mbah, who made this known in a statement, recalled that the fire necessitated the shutdown of all the power generating units at the power plant. She explained that with the shutdown of the units, a total of 630MW was removed from the grid.
The management of the company assures the public that its technical team is working assiduously to restore operations.
As the foremost power plant in the nation, Egbin remains committed to providing power innovatively and responsibly in compliance with good health, safety and environmental standards.’’
Even when there was no shut down Nigerians have suffered untold hardship as a result of inadequate supply of electricity.
The disproportionate distribution of electricity by distribution Companies does help matters as some areas are completely left out without supply because the band is placed while some areas are favoured because they pay the higher tariff.
With the current shut down of the most effective power plants, it means a lot more people would be throughout jobs. Artisans, people with small shops and even housewives who could not put on their deep freezers to store ingredients and food are lamenting over the poor state of electricity