NNPC Assures Constant Light As They Restored Affected Pipelines
Nigeria’s supply of electricity situation is set to improve as the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, yesterday, said it had concluded repair works on the Escravos-Lagos Pipeline, ELP, and also gas supply had been restored to the affected power plants.
Source: Business Day
NNPC’s Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division, Mr. Ndu Ughamadu, in a statement said:
“Escravos-Lagos Pipeline, ELP, which came down last week as a result of a fire incident has been restored and gas supply to customers on the line including power generating companies resumed.”
He also mentioned that the affected power plants with a combined generating capacity of 1,143 megawatts, will resume power generation due to the ELP restoration and gas supply resumption.
He identified the affected power plants as: Egbin Power Plant in Lagos State; Olorunshogo Power Plant, PEL Olorunshogo and Paras Power Plant in Ogun State and Omotosho Power Plant in Ondo State.
He said also that as a result of a bush fire, a section of the ELP at Abakila in Ondo State, went up in flames on January 2, 2018 , affecting gas supply to customers in Ondo, Ogun and Lagos states with subsequent shutdown of a number of power plants.
NNPC spokesperson explained that the Escravos to Lagos 36-inch Pipeline System, ELPS, is a natural gas pipeline and was built in 1989 to supply gas from Escravos in the Niger Delta to various consumption utilization areas.