Power supply now 2,905.70MW, says TCN

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*Power transmission towers.

Oscarline Onwuemenyi

31 March 2016,Sweetcrude, Abuja – The Nigerian Electricity System Operator, an arm of the Transmission Company of Nigeria, TCN, yesterday said it transmitted 2,905.70megawatts (Mw) to the 11 electricity distribution companies (Discos) across the country.

Estimates obtained on the operator;s website showed it released 435.86Mw to Ikeja, 334.16Mw to Abuja, 319.65Mw to Eko, 261.51Mw to Benin, 261.51Mw to Enugu, as Ibadan received 377.74, and Jos got 159.81Mw.

It also allocated 232.46Mw to Kano, 232.46 to Kaduna, 188.87 to Port Harcourt, and 101.70Mw to Yola.

Meanwhile, the System Operator further noted that on Monday, it attained a peak generation of 3778.90Mw, low generation of 3,305.80Mw, adding that its highest frequency was 51.28 Hz while lowest frequency was 48.83Hz.

The Head of Public Relations and Media at Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC), Ahmed Shekarau confirmed the allocation, noting that the firm does not only exhaust all its allocation but it also exceeds it.

According to him, “We (Abuja Disco) distribute everything. Everyday, we distribute more than what is allocated to us.”

In a system report data for yesterday, the System Operator allocated a Multi-Year Tariff Order Load of 352.02Mw to the ADEC while it distributed an average of 509.36Mw.

The difference between the actual average distribution and the allocation was 157.33Mw while it forecast an average distribution of 399.76 for today.

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