Power generation on the national grid crossed 4,000 megawatts at 6am on Wednesday as the Federal Government announced that it had commenced the construction of transmission lines and substations to add 204MW to the grid.
Data obtained from the Federal Ministry of Power in Abuja showed that the grid recorded an off-peak power generation of 3,231.6MW the preceding day being Tuesday, while the peak generation on same day was put at 3,993.5MW.
This eventually crossed 4,000MW on Wednesday, as it hit 4,045.1MW at 6am same day, indicating a 3.97 per cent increase or 154.6MW, while the frequency of the grid was 49.19 Hertz.
This came as the Federal Government announced that it had begun the construction of a 132 kilovolts transmission line and a 2X60MVA transmission substation, as well as a switching station in Ekiti to raise the power grid’s capacity by 204MW, which would further improve supply in the host state.
The Minister of Power, Abubakar Aliyu, who spoke during the groundbreaking ceremony in Ado Ekiti on Wednesday, said the project consisted of a 50km stretch of 132kV transmission line from Ikere in Ado Ekiti, with a turn-in turn-out at Ijesa Isu that terminates at Ilupeju Ekiti