- Nigeria's national grid has recorded a historic milestone in the power sector
- TCN announced that the nation's power industry recorded its highest national peak of 5,459.50mws
- Before this, the highest peak was 5,420.30MW which was achieved sometime in August
Nigeria's power industry has made a historic achievement as the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) announced that the national grid recorded its highest national peak of 5,459.50MW, Channels TV reports.
The new figure beats the previously recorded highest peak of 5,420.30MW by 39.2MWs which is the highest ever recorded in Nigeria's power sector as of date.
The former highest peak was achieved on August 18.
Ndidi Mbah, the general manager, public affairs, TCN, who made this known in a statement issued on Friday, October 30, noted that this new record was achieved on Wednesday, October 28.
Meanwhile, Sule Ahmed Abdulaziz, the acting managing director of TCN attributed the improvement to collaboration by the sector players, as well as the federal government's unbridled effort.
Recall that the electricity company disclosed on Thursday, August 20, that Nigerian power industry had recorded a peak of 5,420.3MWs.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that TCN said the national power grid had been restored after it collapsed on Tuesday, June 2.
The spokesperson of the electricity company noted that the grid had reached over 90 per cent restoration after the incident occurred at 11:13 am.
Though the company did not state immediately the reasons for the collapse, TCN added that the situation was still being assessed while actions were being taken to swiftly restore power supply across the country.
In a related development, the federal government has reportedly commenced the free distribution of electricity meters to Nigerians nationwide.
The distribution commenced on Friday, October 30, in Kano, Kaduna, Eko, and Ikeja DISCO franchise areas.
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Source: Legit Nigeria