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TCN records improved transmission of 5,552.80MW

The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) has successfully transmitted an enhanced all-time peak of 5,552.80MW recorded by the power sector on Wednesday, January 6, 2021, at 8.15 pm.

The company in a statement confirmed the latest all-time peak transmitted, surpasses the last peak generation of 5,520.40MW which was also effectively transmitted by TCN on October 30, 2020, by 32.40MW.

The new peak, it explained is an indication of the gradual but consistent growth in the capability of the power sector under the present administration. With the capacity to transmit 8,100MW, TCN successfully transmitted the enhanced peak through the nation’s grid at a frequency of 50.08Hz.

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Sule Abdulaziz, acting managing director of the TCN while reacting to the development encouraged all sector players to work together to ensure sustained improvement in the power sector.

Abdulaziz informed in a statement issued by Ndidi Mbah, the general manager public affairs, that the company has continued to build more substations as well as install additional transformers in various substations nationwide.

“It is also restringing old transmission lines to further increase their capacity to transmit more bulk electricity for Discos nationwide. As at date, TCN is able to efficiently wheel increased generation through the national grid.”

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