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Power grid records 5,552MW peak generation

The power sector has recorded another all-time peak generation of 5,552 megawatts (MW) as of Wednesday

The power sector has recorded another all-time peak generation of 5,552 megawatts (MW) as of Wednesday 2021 with the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) transmitting it for distribution.


According to a statement by the General Manager, Public Affairs at TCN, Ndidi Mbah, on Thursday, the company which manages the national grid said the latest all-time peak transmitted, surpasses the last peak generation of 5,520.40MW recorded on October 30, 2020 by 32.40MW.

It also said the new peak is an indication of the gradual but consistent growth in the capability of the power sector under the present administration.


With the capacity to transmit 8,100MW, TCN successfully transmitted the enhanced peak through the nation’s grid at a frequency of 50.08Hz, the statement added.


The grid recorded improved power generation and evacuation four times in 2020, and has just recorded this feat starting this year.


Commenting, the Acting Managing Director and CEO of TCN, Engr. Sule Ahmed Abdulaziz, urged the sector players to work together to ensure continued improvement in the power sector.


He said TCN has continued to build more substations as well as install additional transformers in various substations nationwide.


“It is also restringing old transmission lines to further increase their capacity to transmit more bulk electricity for Discos nationwide.


“As at date, TCN is able to efficiently wheel increased generation through the national grid,” said Abdulaziz.

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