Saturday, July 18, 2015

Electricity Generation Rises Again To 4,656 Megawatts

The Transmission Company of Nigeria has recorded a new all time high in electricity generation after the country attained 4,656 megawatts (mw) on Wednesday this week, breaking the recent all time high record of 4,545mw attained a few days ago.

The TCN, in a statement released yesterday by the general manager, Public Affairs, Seun Olagunju, noted that the new peak was attained at 10pm on Wednesday, July 15, 2015 and that all generated power has been successfully wheeled by the national grid network.

The electricity transmission company had announced a few days ago that the nation hit a 4,545mw-peak transmission in the national grid on Monday, July 13, 2015, with the previous record peak power transmission of 4,517mw attained on December 23, 2012.

“Power generation and transmission have been above 4,000mw following improvements in gas supply to the generating stations as well as equipment and infrastructure upgrade and enhanced human capacity of system operators,” the company said.

It further assured that it would continue to work at enhancing the capacity to transmit more quality power to the distribution companies.

A lot, however, still needs to be done to meet the electricity demands of the nation, which experts estimate to be around 200,000MW.

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