TCN Successfully Transmits New Peak Generation of 5, 615.40MW


By Ikenna Omeje

The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN), on Sunday, February 28, 2021,  successfully transmitted another new record peak generation of 5,615.40MW, at about 9:30pm. 

The new peak generation which was transmitted at a frequency of 50.20Hz, surpassed the previous peak generation of 5,593.40MW which occurred on the 25th of February, 2021 by 22.0MW, a statement by TCN General Manager (Media), Ndidi Mbah, said on Tuesday.

According to the statement,  TCN  equally transmitted a new Maximum Daily Energy of 116,891.14MWH on Friday, February 26, 2021,  which is higher than the previous value of 116,121.42MWH achieved on Thursday,  February 25, by 769.72MWH.

The Managing Director, Engr. Sule Abdulaziz reiterated that the consistent increase in the peak generation is due to synergy among power sector participants and concerted efforts by TCN to ensure that all generated power is wheeled to distribution load centers 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 grid, despite challenges posed by vandalism and insecurity. All hands must be on deck in the fight to safeguard electricity installations nationwide,” the statement added.

In recent months, TCN has made significant progress in successfully transmitting peak generation, which has been attributed to healthy relationships among players in the whole value chain of the country’s power sector.
On January 7, 2021, it successfully transmitted  all-time peak of 5,584.40MW recorded by the power sector. This happened 24 hours after the previous peak of 5,552.80MW was recorded on  January 6, 2021, that was equally transmitted.

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