Emerging report indicates that the Nigerian Power Grid rose to 5,377 MegaWatts, MW, peak power generation on Saturday night, a feat attained 18 months after the previous record.
The Transmission Company of Nigeria, TCN, disclosed this on Monday evening. It said that the enhanced record occurred at 9:30pm, on Saturday.
On February 7, 2019, the National Power Grid reached 5,375MW peak generation, with improved electricity to many regions nationwide.
However, the latest record surpassed that of 2019, with 2.8MW, noted the TCN. It added that: “It was successfully transmitted to Distribution Load Centres nationwide.”
According to the TCN, a simulation done in December 2019, showed that Transmission Networks can evacuate over 8,100MW of electricity to the Distribution Networks.
The Generation Companies, GenCos, through the Association of Power Generation Companies, APGC, stated that they have over 13,000MW installed capacity, and 7,600MW presently available capacity to generate power.
While records showed that the Distribution Companies, DisCos, have the capacity to supply 5,500MW of electricity to the over 10 million registered consumers nationwide, the Association of Nigerian Electricity Distributors, ANED, said that the DisCos networks can supply over 7,000MW of electricity to consumers, if GenCos and TCN provide that Power quantum.