The Federal Government is considering supplying electricity to the Republic of Chad following a recent request by the neighbouring country .
The government – owned Transmission Company of Nigeria disclosed on Sunday that a meeting was held last week to discuss the possibilities of connecting Chad to the national grid .
Nigeria, whose available power generation has been hovering between 3 , 000 megawatts and 4 ,500 MW in recent years , currently exports electricity to three neighbouring countries, namely Republics of Niger , Benin and Togo .
Total power generation in the country fell to 3 ,474 . 5 MW as of 6 am on Sunday from 3 , 776 . 5 MW on Saturday , according to data obtained from the Nigerian Electricity System Operator .
The number of plants on the national grid that did not produce any megawatts of electricity rose to 11 as of 6 am on Sunday from eight on Saturday .
The idle plants were Geregu II , Sapele II , Alaoji, Olorunsogo II , Omotosho II , Ihovbor , Gbarain , Ibom Power , AES , ASCO and Trans – Amadi.
Twenty – seven plants are currently connected to the national grid , which is being managed by the TCN .