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Electricity supply: TCN transmits enhanced all-time peak of 5,552.80mw

By Ogaga Ariemu

The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN), said its has successfully transmit enhanced all-time peak of 5,552.80megawatt in the power sector as at 8:15pm today.

This was disclosed to Nigerian NewsDirect  Newspaper in a statement signed by the company’s General Manager public affairs, Mrs. Ndidi Mbah on Thursday 7th.

She noted that the new record surpassed the previously transmitted peak of 5,520.40MW by 32.40MW.

The statement reads,

“The Transmission Company of Nigeria has successfully transmitted an enhanced all-time peak of 5,552.80MW recorded by the power sector on Wednesday, January 6th 2021, at 8.15pm.

“This latest all-time peak transmitted, surpasses the last peak generation of 5,520.40MW which was also effectively transmitted by TCN on the 30th of October, 2020 by 32.40MW.

“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.

“The Ag. MD/CEO of TCN, Engr. 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”, she concluded.

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