Power Generation Drops To All Time Low -TCN


OCTOBER 18, 2017 – The Transmission Company of Nigeria says the country recorded its lowest electricity generation of 1,360 megawatts (mw) on Sunday October 15, 2017.

This was revealed in the commission’s daily generation report made available to newsmen on Tuesday.

According to statistics from the Nigeria Electricity Supply Industry (NESI), the country also lost over N20 billion to frequency management constraints due to loss of DisCo feeders and gas challenges.

The statistics shows that the country’s electricity generation had fluctuated between 3,500mw and 4,500mw in the last few months before the latest development.

According to TCN, although, Nigeria’s current transmission capability has increased from 5,500mw to 7,000mw, peak energy generation ever attained remains 5,074mw, which was recorded in February 2016.

The commission added that this is a far cry from the country’s installed capacity of 11,165.40mw and national peak demand forecast of 19,100mw.

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