Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, refuted claims by the management of Egbin power station on the inability of the Transmission Company, TCN, to evacuate over 700Megawatts, generated by the company a couple of weeks ago.
The company contended that it generated 300MW against projected 700MW. Meanwhile, the minister’s figure negated industry’s data on power generation schedule, which put generation of Egbin at 599MW against its wheeling capacity of 1, 320 megawatts.
This was made known at the 19th power sector stakeholders meeting, organised by the management of Eko Electricity Distribution Company.
The Minister dismissed claims by the management of Egbin that the debts owed to power generation and distribution companies would lead to a collapse of the power system. He added that the government was already verifying Ministries, Departments and Agencies’, MDAs, debts and how to deal with legacy debts it inherited.