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Nigeria records an all-time peak power generation of 5,552.8 megawatts – TCN




The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) declared that the country has recorded an all-time peak power generation of 5,552.8 megawatts.

The transmission company’s general manager, Public Affairs, Ndidi Mbah, disclosed this in Abuja on Thursday, January 7.

Mbah said: “This latest all-time peak transmitted surpasses the last peak generation of 5,520.4MWwhich was also effectively transmitted by TCN on October 30, 2020.”

She added that the new peak was an indication of the gradual but consistent growth in the capability of the power sector.

The GM explained further that with the capacity to transmit 8,100MW, TCN successfully transmitted the enhanced peak through the nation’s grid at a frequency of 50.08Hz.

On his part, the Acting Managing Director of the TCN, Sule Abdulaziz, encouraged all sector players to work together to ensure sustained improvement in the power industry.

Abdulaziz said that the TCN had continued to build more substations as well as install additional transformers in various substations nationwide.

The TCN boss explained further that the company was also restringing old transmission lines to further increase their capacity to transmit more bulk electricity for distribution companies nationwide.

He said the company was able to efficiently wheel increased generation through the national grid.


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