The Management of Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN) has announced a 12-hourly zonal power rotational rationing from 6am – 6pm and 6pm – 6am nationwide.
A statement by the PHCN yesterday in Abuja said that the new power rotation, which begins on Friday, was as a result of “the serious electricity power crisis across the country”.
“This is to ensure even distribution of the limited generation out-put from functioning plants,” the statement said.
“The issue of inadequate gas supply to the thermal power stations, Egbin, Omotosho, Geregu, Delta and Sapele is yet to be resolved,” the statement said.
It noted that low water levels at the lakes of the Hydro Power stations, which account for 25 per cent of the nation’s generation out-put has compounded the instability in the power system leading to the prevailing nationwide load shedding.
The statement said that the low level was brought about by the increased draw down of water during dry season to augment shortfall in the thermal units.
The PHCN therefore, appealed to “our esteem customers, other stakeholders, especially the mass media for understanding and co-operation as PHCN is doing everything possible to ensure improvement in power supply”.