The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) yesterday disclosed that the national electricity grid transmission has attained a new peak capacity of 4,662 megawatts (MW), some 6MW different from its last record of 4,656MW. TCN, in a statement by its General Manager, Public Affairs, Seun Olagunju, in Abuja, explained that the new peak was attained at about 8p.mon Tuesday.
It said the country’s power generation and transmission capacities have in the last couple of days enjoyed new peaks above 4,500MW following improvements in gas supply to the generating stations as well as equipment and infrastructure upgrade in the transmission network.
TCN which assured that it would continue to work at enhancing the capacity to transmit more quality power to the electricity distribution companies in the country, also attributed the new records to enhanced human capacity of its system operator.
The transmission company had on Wednesday, July 15, announced its attainment of the previous 4,656MW peak transmission, just two days after it recorded 4,545MW peak transmission in the national grid. Meanwhile, about 32,229 electricity consumers that are serviced by the Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC) within its franchise distribution areas of Abuja, Kogi, Nasarawa and Niger have reportedly begun to receive refunds for excess charges levied by the Disco for electricity they consumed between the months of October 2014 and May 2015.