The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) has attained a new level of transmission peak of 5,222.3 megawatts in the national grid far above what was recorded early December, 2017 in the power sector.
The latest new record level MW transmitted showed continual incremental power in generation which is now above 7,000 MW and the current 5,222.3 transmitted effectively in the national grid.
The TCN General Manager, Public Affairs, Ndidi Mbah, noted that it was a milestone achievement since it was the highest ever recorded in the nation’s power sector to-date.
This surpassed the 5,155.9MW achieved on December 8, 2017 and the earlier peak of 5,074.70MW, achieved on February 2, 2016.
Further, she disclosed that of the 759 TCN containers abandoned by contractors at the sea ports within the last five years, 454 have been cleared from March to-date.
Also, the payment for 193 containers has been made and they were being cleared, while payment for the outstanding 112 containers is yet to be made.
She attributed the gradual but steady improvement in the nation’s power sector to the strategy of the administration of President Mohammadu Buhari geared towards growing the Power Sector, in line with its policy on incremental power.
At the 22nd Power Sector Stakeholders Meeting, the Minister of Power Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola assured that the current synergy among the Presidency, Ministry of Power, Works and Housing and other major power sector stakeholders working through the Power Sector Recovery Program (PSRP) would continue to deliver improved power supply to the people.
To properly key into the incremental power policy, TCN had developed the Transmission Rehabilitation and Expansion programme to enable it prioritize and execute critical transmission projects.