When will our National Greed Collapse? By Martins Oloja
A great deal of political doublespeak has been going on about our national grid, the network of power stations, power-lines and electricity infrastructure that allows electricity to be generated, transported and used across the country. In Nigeria, we are condemned to a national grid system in which generating stations and major consumer centres are integrated as employed by the national electric power authority in generating and distributing electricity in the country. In simple terms, power grid is a network of electrical transmission lines connecting a number of generating stations to loads over a wide area. The national power system has been unbundled and most of the power systems are mainly in the hands of not-so-organised private sector. Gas turbines constitute more than half of the generating sets.