Nigeria hits new power grid peak of 101,088 MWH
NIGERIA’S eletricity transmission grid as hit an all time high of 101, 088 Mega Watt Hour, bringing succour to the power distribution business. The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN), operator of the grid, stated that its successful wheeling out this power volume was considered unprecedented in the history of Nigeria.
The TCN had on 15th July this year announced the attainment of the previous peak transmission of 4656MW. The General Manager, Public Affairs, of the company, Mrs. Seun Olagunju, who confirmed this feat in a statement, said the achievement was made on Wednesday, 5th August, 2015.
According to her, the company, under the MHI management team, had articulated a short, medium and long terms grid expansion plans aimed at growing and sustaining improvement in the nation’s transmission grid and that TCN has continued to pursue these plans vigorously to ensure that its grid expansion goals and timelines are met.
Olagunju further noted that it is in line with this that the company has been able to comfortably wheel 101,088MWH, the maximum energy ever moved along the nation’s transmission line on 5th August, 2015. This development, she noted, is indicative of the networks growing capability to evacuate even more energy.
The previous highest energy wheeled of 99,450MWH was attained on 31st October, 2014. Reaffirming its commitment to ensuring a robust and reliable transmission network, Olagunju assured that TCN would continue to work hard to build on the gains of its improved wheeling capacity. The TCN has earlier announced that the National Grid Transmission has hit 4662 MegaWatt (MW) of electricity.