TCN says Nigeria records 5,520.40MW transmission peak
Urges Against Bush Burning Under Transmission Infrastructure
Few days after announcing earlier this week that the Nigerian power sector recorded an all-time transmission peak of 5.459MW, the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN), yesterday, said a new national peak generation of 5,520.40MW has been recorded.
The agency, involved in wheeling electricity to distribution companies from generation plants, said the new peak was recorded on October 30, 2020 at about 9.15pm.
“The new national peak is a result of continued collaboration among players and the gradual increase in capacity in the power sector. With the current capacity of 8,100MW, TCN seamlessly transmitted the new peak at a frequency of 50.11Hz. through the nations grid,” General Manager, TCN Public Affairs, Ndidi Mbah said in a release.
Although the Minister of Power, Sale Mamman had said power generation in the country now stands at about 13,000MW, the implication is that much of the generation remained stranded as only 5,520 gets to consumer.
Mba said while players in the power sector value chain continued to work together to improve the nation’s supply, there was need for Nigerians to protect power infrastructure nationwide.
She specially urged Nigerians to desist from bush burning or burning of trash beside transmission towers or under power line cables nationwide.
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