Nigeria power generation hits 4,500mw

Power generation in Nigeria is now 4,500mw.


The Transmission Company of Nigeria, TCN, said on Saturday that electricity generation in the country had reached 4,500 megawatts.

A statement signed by Dave Ifabiyi,  the Assistant General Manager of TCN on Public Affairs, attributed the achievement to the commitment of President Goodluck Jonathan to fulfilling his promise of  improved electricity supply.

“A new power generation peak of 4,502.2 megawatts was achieved on Dec. 21, 2012, and was efficiently wheeled by TCN,” the statement said.

It said that the generation was attained on Friday and described it as an improvement on the 4,454.1 megawatts of  December 19.


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It said that as more National Integrated Power Projects became functional,  transmission and distribution companies would continue to harness “every available generation to ensure delivery of stable electricity supply.”

It quoted the Chief Executive Officer of TCN,  Olusola Akinniranye, as giving an assurance that the company would not relent in efforts toward  the transmission grid for greater efficiency.

Mr. Akinniranye said that efforts were on to restore the Benin-Egbin 330kV line and complete the new transmission/ distribution interface projects to further enhance the company’s power evacuation capacity.

He appealed to energy consumers to continue to partner with TCN in protecting electricity installations and forestall vandalism, which constituted a major setback to efforts to improved supplies.


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