23 December 2012

Nigeria: Power Generation Hits 4,500 Megawatts

The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) has said that a new power generation peak of 4,502.2 Megawatts (MW) was achieved on Friday, December 21, 2012, and was efficiently wheeled by TCN.

In a statement by the company, signed by its Assistant General Manager (Public Affairs), Mr Dave Ifabiyi, TCN said that the new generation peak of 4,502.2MW is an improvement on the 4,454.1MW attained on Wednesday, December 19, 2012 and assured that as gas supply continues to improve and more National Integrated Power Projects (NIPP) come on stream, the transmission and distribution companies will continue to harness every available generation to ensure that stable electricity supply is delivered to electricity customers.

According to the release, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Engr. Olusola Akinniranye, also said that TCN is not relenting in its efforts to continue to strengthen the transmission grid, noting that efforts are presently ongoing to restore the Benin-Egbin 330kV line as well as complete the new transmission - distribution interface projects which will further enhance the company's power evacuation capacity.

TCN further appealed to all citizens to continue to partner with her in protecting electricity installations nationwide.

The need to forestall any act of vandalism, it said, is vital in the transmission and sustenance of power generated, as vandalism constitutes major setback in the improvement of power supply situation in the country.

TCN used the opportunity to wish Nigerians Merry Christmas and joyous New Year.

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