Electricity transmission peak rises to 4,656MW

By The Rainbow

About 48 hours after it reported a new electricity transmission peak of 4,545 megawatts (MW), the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) on Thursday said that it had recorded a new peak transmission of 4,656MW.

TCN stated in a statement from its General Manager, Public Affairs, Seun Olagunju, that it’s total electricity transmission capacity into the national grid had increased to this new level of 4,656MW. The new peak transmission, TCN explained, was attained on Wednesday night by 10pm.

It would be recalled that TCN, a few days ago announced the attainment of 4,545MW peak transmission, thus, surpassing its previous record peak power transmission of 4,517MW which it recorded on December 23, 2012.

TCN also informed that power generation and transmission had been above 4,000MW, following improvements in gas supply to the generating stations as well as equipment and infrastructure upgrade. It added that enhanced human capacity of its system operations has also contributed to this improvement.

The transmission company also assured the public that it would continue to work at enhancing its capacity to transmit more quality power to electricity distribution companies in the country. This day

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