Transmission Company Nigeria, TCN, has disclosed that Nigeria has achieved a new record of 4883.9MW peak power generation and the highest maximum daily energy delivery of 106,288.48MWH on Monday.
This was contained in a release made available yesterday.
The statement signed by the Assistant General Manager Public Affairs, Clement Ezeolisah, explained that the new peak generation was achieved at 21.15hours, while the previous peak generation was 4810.7MW attained on 25th August, 2015. He also stated that the previous highest maximum daily energy wheeled was 104,794.26MWH, attained on 23rd September, 2015.
Speaking on the new record, Managing Director, System Operation/Market Operation, TCN, Engr. Dipak Sarma attributed the achievement to the improvement in the supply of gas to the power generating stations and enhanced cooperation among all the stakeholders. TCN also assured that it will continue to strive at improving the network capacity to deliver more quality power to the electricity distribution companies.
It would be recalled that an indigenous Nigerian integrated gas company, Seven Energy International Limited, has commenced the supply of gas to the 560 megawatts MW Calabar National Integrated Power Project NIPP and the Alaoji 504 megawatts mw Independent Power Project IPP in Alaoji, Abia State.
Seven Energy, has a vested interest in Accugas Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary processes and distributes gas in Nigeria.
Last year, the oil and gas company secured $255 million from equity investors, including Singapore state investor Temasek Holdings, to help build up its gas business. Rival firm Seplat, listed in Lagos and London , is aiming to have a 20 percent share of the domestic gas market by 2018. It plans to increase gross output from about 120 million scuf per day to 400 million by 2017.
Nigeria privatised its electricity sector 18 months ago in a bid to
end decades of blackouts which have hampered economic growth. Most of the plants sold were gas-fired and operating below capacity due to inadequate gas supply.

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