BREAKING: Three Containers Of Power Transmission Equipment Missing-TCN

The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN), on Wednesday revealed that two containers of electricity transmission equipment were missing from the ports.

Managing Director, Transmission Company of Nigeria, Usman Gur Mohammed said that one of the 775 containers recovered last week was empty.

He hinted this in an interview with journalists in Abuja.

The MD said the TCN “is going to recover about 2,000 to 3,000mw with the present upgrade of its equipment.”

He said that the company has attained the West African Power Poll frequency control standard.

Usman Gur Mohammed noted that despite the massive investment that the power sector has recorded from the transmission end, the distribution companies are yet to match with a proportional upgrade of their equipment.

This, according to him, is now accountable for the frequent system collapses in the Nigeria Electricity Supply Industry.

He announced that President Muhammadu Buhari is in support of the recapitalization of the DisCos.

He added that TCN is yet to get an approval from the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission for the procurement of 230mw spinning reserve.