The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) on Thursday, disclosed that it recorded new national peak electricity transmission capacity of 5,155.9 Mega Watt (MW), on December 8.
The Interim Managing Director of TCN, Usman Gur-Mohammed, made the disclosure at an interaction with journalists in Abuja.
Gur-Mohammed said the new record exceeded previous national peak record of 5,074.70 recorded on February 2.
He said the nation’s average peak load capacity at the beginning of the year was about 4,000 MW.
He added that the Transmission Rehabilitation and Expansion Programme (TREP) which sought to decentralise significant aspects of project implementation to regions was designed to further increase the national peak transmission capacity.
He also revealed that TCN engineers had been involved in the installation of transformers at substations in the country.
According to him, the company successfully installed 10 transformers in Bauchi, Funtua, Ejigbo, Ajah, Gombe, Aba, Umuahia, Auchi, Damboa and Zaria, saying that installations by TCN engineers saved several millions of Naira.
He said the completion of some ongoing projects would add about 1,000MW transmission capacity to the grid before January 31, 2018.