Power generation hits highest peak of 5,375MW
The Transmission Company of Nigeria on Monday announced that the national grid successfully transmitted a new power generation peak of 5,375 megawatts and that this was recorded on February 7, 2019, at 9 pm.
The TCN said the 5,375MW generation figure was the first time that the nation’s power grid had generated, transmitted and distributed such quantum of power, adding that this was evidence of success in the policy on incremental power.
In a statement signed by TCN’s General Manager, Public Affairs, Ndidi Mbah, the company said that the last peak generation of 5,224MW, which was also transmitted by TCN, was attained on December 18, 2017.
“This has now been surpassed by the new peak of 5,375MW,” the TCN stated.
According to Mbah, the current capacity of generation companies nationwide is 7,450MW, adding that the figure is expected to increase as a result of the recovery of all the generators at Egbin by the management of Sahara Energy.
She said the capacity of transmission based on the simulation of December 2018 was 8,100MW and that since the last simulation, several transformers had been added to the transmission.
“With the new combined peak, distribution companies have also increased capacity. However, more work is needed on the distribution capacities for the sector to fully stabilise,” Mbah stated.