Power generation rises in 48 hours, hits 4,864MW

Power generation on the national grid increased by 834.8 megawatts between Monday and Wednesday morning, hitting a high of 4,863.7MW at 6am on Wednesday.

Data obtained from the Abuja headquarters of the Federal Ministry of Power showed that the grid recorded an off-peak power generation of 4,028.9MW on Monday, October 31, 2022.

The energy generated on Monday was put at 103,049.22 megawatts-hour, while what was sent out on the same day was 101.864.04MWh.

All the figures moved up on Tuesday, as both off-peak and peak power generation were 4,182.3MW and 4,803MW respectively.

Similarly, energy generated rose to 108,582.78MWh on Tuesday when compared to what was recorded the preceding day, as what was sent out on Tuesday also increased to 107,335.02MWh.

The northward movement in power generation continued on Wednesday. Data from the FMP showed that the grid boasted of 4,863.7MW as at 6am on Wednesday, indicating a growth of 834.8MW within about 48 hours.

Nigeria’s power grid has been characterised by series of fluctuations in electricity generation since this year, recording about seven system collapse in 2022.

But the Federal Government, through its Transmission Company of Nigeria, had repeatedly stated that it was making efforts to stabilise the grid through the construction of power substations across the country and other facilities. TCN manages the grid.

Analysts stated that the recent growth in power generation as witnessed on the grid could be a sign progress was being recorded by TCN in the deployment of transformers and other electricity transmission facilities across the country.

The company, for instance, recently announced that it had successfully installed and energised a new 150MVA 330/132/33kV inter-bus transformer at Delta IV Transmission Substation, Ughelli, Delta State.


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