• April 13, 2021

#Power: TCN Transmits 5,420 MW Of Power, Nigeria’s Highest-Ever

By Franca Joseph (AGENDAWATCHDOG) – According to the Transmission Company of Nigeria, a total of 5,420.30 megawatts of power was transmitted through the national grid as of August 19, 2020, the highest in the country’s history, as efforts to increase its generating capacity are ramped up.

In a statement by the TCN, the figure, which is the highest ever generated in the country’s power sector, surpasses the 5,377.80 megawatts peak reached on August 1, attributing the latest achievement to the keen interest of the federal government and the several programmes and projects aimed at growing the power sector.

Going further, the statement pointed out that the TCN was working to stabilise, rehabilitate and expand the country’s grid, imploring Nigerians to back government’s efforts by helping secure the country’s electricity installations nationwide.

However, the power deal between the Federal Government, its German counterpart, and Siemens AG, under the Presidential Power Initiative, endorsed by the Federal Executive Council, will culminate in the upgrading of 105 power substations, the construction of 70 new ones, the manufacture of 3,765 new power transformers, and will see to the upgrade from the current transmission to 7,000mw, 11,000mw and 25,000mw before 2023, with another scale-up to 25,000mw.

Agenda Watchdog

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