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New 5,552MW transmission peak indication of capacity growth – TCN

The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) says it has successfully transmitted an enhanced all-time peak of 5,552.80MW recorded by the power sector on Wednesday, January 6th 2021, at 8.15pm. 

TCN in a statement on Thursday by it General Manager, Public Affairs, Ndidi Mbah explained that the latest all-time peak transmitted, surpasses the last peak generation of 5,520.40MW which was also effectively transmitted by TCN on the 30th of October, 2020 by 32.40MW. 

According to Mbah, “The new peak is an indication of the gradual but consistent growth in the capability of the power sector under the present administration. With the capacity to transmit 8,100MW, TCN successfully transmitted the enhanced peak through the nation’s grid at a frequency of 50.08Hz”. 

She added that Ag. MD/CEO of TCN, Engr. Sule Abdulaziz encouraged all sector players to work together to ensure sustained improvement in the power sector.

TCN, he said, has continued to build more substations as well as install additional transformers in various substations nationwide.

“It is also restringing old transmission lines to further increase their capacity to transmit more bulk electricity for Discos nationwide”.

As at date, TCN is able to efficiently wheel increased generation through the national grid, he added.

Written by ExpressDay

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