Nigeria’s Electricity Grid Records An All-time Peak Generation
On the 1st of August, Nigeria's grid power rose to an all-time high peak power generation at 5,377 megawatts.
According to a statement issued by the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) on Monday, 3rd August, this surpasses the previous 5,375MW recorded on the national grid 18 months ago, in February 2019. According to the statement:
“The Transmission Company of Nigeria hereby states that it has recorded an enhanced all time peak generation of 5,377.8MW on 01/08/2020 at 21:30hrs. The new peak, which surpasses the previous one recorded on 07/02/2019 by 2.8MW, was successfully transmitted to distribution load centres nationwide.”
This still falls short of the installed capacity. TCN also said that a simulation done in December 2019 showed that transmission networks can evacuate over 8,100MW of electricity to the distribution networks. The Generation Companies (GenCos) through the Association of Power Generation Companies (APGC) said they have over 13,000MW installed capacity and 7,600MW presently available capacity to generate power.
It also falls short of the demand which stands at well over 63GW. This demand is largely mitigated by 14GW in small scale diesel and petrol power generators.