The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) has disclosed that the power sector has recorded national peak of 5,615.40 megawatts (MW).
Ndidi Mbah, TCN’s general manager of public affairs, made this disclosure on Tuesday
Acccording to him, the new record was achieved on February 28.
She said the power was transmitted through the nation’s transmission grid at a frequency of 50.20Hz by 9.30pm.
He added that the current transmission surpassed the previous peak generation of 5,593 40MW which occurred on February 25 by 22.0MW.
“Also, on February 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,” Mbah said.
Reacting to the development, Sule Abdulaziz, TCN managing director, said the consistent increase in the peak generation was due to synergy among power sector participants and concerted efforts by the TCN.
Abdulaziz said the efforts are aimed at ensuring that all generated power is 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,” Abdulaziz said.
“All hands must be on deck in the fight to safeguard electricity installations nationwide.”