Transmission hits new peak of 5,156MW of electricity – TCN

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The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) Thursday, disclosed that it recorded a new national peak electricity transmission capacity of 5,155.9 Megawatts (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 the previous national peak record of 5,074.70MW 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 said TREP had attracted financing for several projects from donor agencies, adding that the completion of the projects would result in expansion of the grid transmission capacity to at least 20,000MW in four years time. He also revealed that TCN engineers had been involved in installation of transformers at substations across the country.


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