22 October 2017, Sweetcrude, Lagos — Despite torrents of rainfall, the Nigerian Electricity System Operator, NESO, said the national Grid’s generation on Sunday, 22nd October, was 4,145.80megawatts as at 06:00hours.
NESO is a semi-autonomous sector under the Transmission Company of Nigeria, TCN, responsible for operating the transmission system.
Nigeria’s electricity generating capacity is known to always increase above 5000 Megawatts during rainy seasons due to the availability of surplus water for the hydropower plants.
According to NESO’s operational report with a spotlight on the Grid, peak generation as at Saturday, was 4,722.7MW, a drop of 577MW in a space of 24 hours.
NESO’s report said lowest generation as at Saturday, was 3,523.0MW, while energy recorded same Saturday was 93,392.21MWH.
The highest system frequency on Saturday was pegged at 50.57Hz, while lowest system frequency was 49.78Hz.
Highest voltage recorded on Saturday was 352kilo Volts, as lowest voltage recorded was 300kV.
Nigeria’s national peak demand forecast by NESO was put at 19,100.00MW.
Installed capacity on the Grid is 11,165.40MW, available capacity is 7,139.60MW, current transmission capability is 7,000MW, network operational capability: 5,500.00MW, peak generation ever attained: 5,074.7MW, while maximum energy ever attained by the Grid was put at 109,372.01MWH.