Nigeria Records 5,615mw Peak Electricity

Nigeria has recorded a peak grid electricity of 5,615 megawatts (MW); being the highest so far in its history.

According to a statement on Monday by the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN), the new milestone was attained on Sunday night.

TCN said the new peak generation which was transmitted at a frequency of 50.20 Hertz, surpassed the previous peak generation of 5,593.40MW recorded on February 25, 2021, by 22.0MW.

The company, last Friday, said it also recorded a new maximum daily energy transmission of 116,891.14 megawatts hour (MWH) which was 769.7MWH higher than the previous value of 116,121.42MWH reached last Thursday.

The acting Managing Director (MD) of TCN, Engr Sule Abdulaziz, reiterated that the consistent increase in the peak generation was due to synergy among power sector participants and concerted effort by TCN to ensure that all generated power was wheeled to distribution load centres nationwide.

Engr Abdulaziz said TCN would continue to work hard to complete ongoing projects and undertake new ones as it strove to put in place a robust transmission grid despite challenges posed by vandalism and insecurity.

He said, "All hands must be on deck in the fight to safeguard electricity installations nationwide."

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