BREAKING: Nigeria’s power transmission hits all-time peak of 5,420.3MW


The Transmission Company of Nigeria, TCN, announced on Thursday, 20 August 2020 that the power industry has achieved another improved all-time national peak of 5,420.30 megawatts.

The Transmission Company of Nigeria noted that the gradual but steady improvement in electricity delivery in the nation’s power sector was attributable to the keen interest of the government.

It said the government piloted the programmes and projects geared towards growing the power sector and there was a collective effort of all power sector players in the value chain.

It was also gathered that the 5,420.3MW was effectively transmitted through the national grid at a frequency of 50.10Hz at 9:15 pm on August 18, 2020.

The General Manager, Public Affairs, TCN, Ndidi Mbah said in her statement that this was the highest ever recorded in the nation’s power sector to-date, which surpasses the previous peak of 5,377.80MW recorded on the 1st of August, 2020, by 42.50MW.

The statement, which was issued in Abuja, was entitled, “Power sector records new improved all-time peak of 5,420.30MW”.

TCN said it was committed to working assiduously to further stabilise, rehabilitate and expand the grid.

It urged Nigerians to lend their support by safeguarding electricity installations nationwide.

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