Power generation attains record 4,889MW – TCN

*Egbin thermal power plant.

*Egbin thermal power plant.

Oscarline Onwuemenyi

26 November 2015, Sweetcrude, Abuja – The Transmission Company Nigeria, TCN, yesterday said it has achieved a new record peak generation of 4883.9megawatts, Mw, and the highest maximum daily energy delivery of 106,288.48Mw.

A statement signed by the Asst. General Manager (Public Affairs), Clement Ezeolisah, and made available to our correspondent in Abuja, explained that the new feat was achieved at 21.15 hours on November 23. The previous peak generation was 4810.7Mw attained on August 25, 2015. The previous highest maximum daily energy wheeled was 104,794.26Mw, attained on September 23, 2015.

The Managing Director, System Operation/Market Operation, TCN, Engr. Dipak Sarma attributed the achievement to the improvement in the supply of gas to the power generating stations and enhanced cooperation among all the stakeholders.

Authorities have blamed incidents of sabotage, including vandalism of gas pipelines taking products to power plants, damage to electricity installations, and power theft for the perennial poor supply to consumers.

TCN assured that it will continue to strive at improving the network capacity to deliver more quality power to the electricity distribution companies.

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