Nigeria’s power transmission rises to 5,615.40MW

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TRANSMISSION Company of Nigeria (TCN) has said that the power sector has recorded an all-time national peak of 5,615.40MW.

  According to a statement issued on Tuesday in Lagos by General Manager, Public Affairs, TCN,  Ms Ndidi Mbah, the new record was achieved on Sunday.

  It stated that the power generated was efficiently transmitted through the nation’s transmission grid at a frequency of 50.20Hz by 9.30pm on Sunday, adding that the transmission surpassed the previous peak generation of 5,593 40MW which occurred on Thursday by 22.0MW.

 “Also, on Feb.26, 2021, TCN equally transmitted a new Maximum Daily Energy of 116,891 14MWH which is higher than the previous value of 116,121 42MWH achieved on Feb. 25, 2021 by 769.72MWH,” it stated.

  Managing Director, TCN, Sule Abdulaziz, while reacting to the development  reiterated that the consistent increase in the peak generation was due to synergy among power sector participants and concerted efforts by the TCN.

Abdulaziz said it aimed at ensuring that all generated power was wheeled to distribution load centres nationwide.

  ”TCN will continue to work hard to complete ongoing projects and undertake new ones as it strives to put in place a robust transmission and, despite challenges posed by vandalism and insecurity”.

He urged all hands to be on deck in the fight to safeguard electricity installations nationwide.

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