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Nigeria: Electricity grid maintains rise, now 4,662Mw

Egbin power plant
Egbin power plant

01 August 2015, Lagos – Electricity generation across the country has continued to maintain a continuous rise from 4,000megawatts just as it rose to 4,662mw on Wednesday.

Although the system began to rise in capacity from late June 2015, electricity customers across the 11 Distribution companies (Discos) had complained of not seeing a commensurate improvement in power supply hourly.

However, Daily Trust findings across Kubwa, Lugbe, Apo and other suburbs in Abuja and parts of Nasarawa state revealed that consumers since the weekend are beginning to see a better electricity hour.

Munir Ojo, a resident of Kabayi, Mararaba suburb of Nasarawa state said, “Since Friday, the supply started growing longer. We could now expect power from 9pm and that could last till 6am. That has happened till Tuesday.”

Records available from the Presidential Task Force on Power (PTFP) also show that power sent out after generation has slightly improved from the less than 3,500mw in early July to 3,988mw last Tuesday July, 28.

But the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) in a statement yesterday confirmed this as it said ‘the National Grid Transmission has recorded another peak of 4,662mw.’

Its General Manager, Public Affairs, Seun Olagunju said the new peak was attained at 08.00pm on Tuesday less than 15 days after TCN announced the attainment of a historic peak generation of 4656mw on July 15.
*Simon Echewofun Sunday – Daily Trust

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