The Chamber of Independent Power Producers (IPPs) has asked its members not to declare the availability of power to the System Operator or cut power supply to the national grid, beginning July 1, 2023 to July 8, 2023.
This is to press home their demands for the government to settle 30% of the nearly $2 billion debt.
An email from the Chamber to its six members sighted by Joy Business, urged the thermal power producers not to supply power to the national grid beginning Saturday, July 1, 2023.
“Further to our planned industrial action on July 1, 2023 to press home our demand, we would like each IPP to nominate nothing (zero nominations) and not declare an availability to the System Operator, beginning July 1 to July 8, 2023”.
The mail saluted the members of the Chamber of IPPs for their unflinching support, adding, it is determined to get results at all costs.
“We take this opportunity to salute you for your solidarity. We are determined to get results at all cost.
The members include Sunon Asogli, Cenpower, Karpowership, AKSA, Twin City Energy and CENIT.
Together, they produce 2010 megawatts of power.
The withdrawal from the national grid is expected to create a power shortfall, leading to a possible power fluctuation or ‘dumsor’.
This indicates the precarious nature the country will find itself if the thermal power producers go off the national grid.