TCN transmits all-time peak of 5,584.40MW


By Ikenna Omeje

The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) has  successfully transmitted  all-time peak of 5,584.40MW recorded by the power sector  on Thursday, January 7th 2021.

According to TCN, “This is 24 hours after the previous peak of 5,552.80MW was recorded on Wednesday January 6th, 2021 at 20:15hrs that was equally transmitted.”

The January 6th and 7th all-time peaks transmitted, surpass the last peak generation of 5,520.40MW which was also effectively transmitted by the company on the 30th of October, 2020.

“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” TCN said in a release.

Speaking on the successful transmission of the new all-time peak, the Ag. MD/CEO of TCN, Sule Abdulaziz encouraged all sector players to work together to ensure sustained improvement in the power sector. TCN he said 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, he said, TCN is able to efficiently wheel increased generation through the national grid.

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