The Transmission Company of Nigeria, TCN, yesterday announced that for the first time in the history of Nigeria’s electricity generation profile, the country has attained the milestone of generating about 5,074 megawatts, MW, of electricity.
Disclosing this through its Deputy General Manager, Public Affairs, Clement Ezeolisah, the System Operator department of TCN announced the attainment of the new peak generation of 5,074.7MW as well as the highest maximum daily energy of 109,372 Megawatts Hour (MWH) which it transmitted across to electricity distribution companies in the country.
Ezeolisah revealed in a statement that the new mark was attained at 9.30pm on Tuesday, February 2, 2016.
According to the statement, “The System Operator, TCN, is pleased to announce the attainment of a new record peak generation of 5,074.7MW and also the highest maximum daily energy wheeled nationwide of 109,372MWH on February 2, 2016,” the statement said.
“The new peak generation of 5,074.7MW was attained at 9.30p.m. on February 2, 2016. While the previous peak generation was 4883.9MW achieved on November 23, 2015, the previous highest maximum daily energy wheeled nationwide was 107,142.32MWH recorded on January 26, 2016.”
It also quoted the Managing Director, System Operation/Market Operation of TCN, Mr. Dipak Sarma, to have attributed the twin peak achievements to the enhanced cooperation among all the power sector stakeholders and concerted efforts by system operators at the National Control Centre, NCC, Osogbo and other stations to ensure that all generated power is wheeled to the distribution companies and that there is no stranded power.