April 16, 2024

Nigeria’s grid system hits 5,043MW all peak highest in almost 2 years


Samuel Agbelusi


The national grid has soared to highest peak generation of 5000 megawatts(MW) on Thursday, September 1, 2022, being the highest supplied by the power Generation Companies(GenCos) into the Transmission Company of Nigeria(TCN) network system, from  4,664MW attained on Wednesday, August 31, September 1, 2022.


This was obtained by EnergyDay in the data uploaded by Nigeria’s power System Operator via its website on Friday, September, 2022.


The latest figure is the highest generation ever received by TCN from the GenCos in 2022, after achieving all time peak generation  of 5,801.60 MW, as of March, 2021.


On Thursday, the peak power generation to the national grid increased by 379.30MW from the 4,664MW  recorded on Wednesday, August 31. This, therefore, resulted in a peak generation of  5, 043MW(8.13% percent increase from the previous day)


Energyday had earlier gathered that the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) had recently initiated a contract-based Nigerian Electricity Supply Market with the intention of achieving a 5,000 Megawatts target.

The initiative, billed to commence on July 1, 2022, later failed to take off as the players in the sector insisted that constraints in the industry were not addressed.