Power supply has hit a new record peak of 5074.7 megawatts (MW), the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) has said.
Announcing this feat in a statement yesterday, the system operator also announced the attainment of the highest maximum daily energy wheeled nationwide of 109,372 megawatts hour (MWH) which was attained on Tuesday, 2nd February, 2016.
The previous peak generation was 4,883.9MW achieved on Monday, 23rd November, 2015, while the previous highest maximum daily energy wheeled nationwide was 107,142.32MWH recorded on Tuesday, 26th January, 2016.
The statement signed by the TCN’s assistant general manager, Public Affairs, Clement Ezeolisah, revealed that the new peak generation of 5,074.7MW was attained at 9:30pm on Tuesday.
Remarking on the achievement, the managing director, System Operation/Market Operation, TCN, Dipak Sarma, attributed the twin peak achievements to the enhanced cooperation among the power sector stakeholders and concerted efforts by system operators at the National Control Centre (NCC) located in Osogbo, Osun State.
This development comes as the minister of power, works and housing, Babatunde Fashola, has assured that power supply will increase by an additional 2000MW by the end of 2016.