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

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.

It said the inauguration of the new 150MVA power transformer had restored the capacity of the substation by 132MW.

“Consequently, TCN is now able to evacuate/wheel more power for Benin Electricity Distribution Company to off-take from the substation for onward delivery to electricity consumers in Ughelli, Warri, and its environs,” the company’s General Manager, Public Affairs, Ndidi Mbah, stated.

She added, “The installation of the new 150MVA inter-bus transformer has restored flexibility to the substation by enabling TCN to evacuate power from Transcorp Power Limited at both at 330kV and 132kV voltage levels.

“This means an increase in bulk power transmitted through the substation and improved grid stability.”

The power firm also announced recently that it had begun the construction of a 132kV transmission line, a 2X60MVA transmission substation, and a switching station in Ekiti State to raise the state’s capacity by 204MW.

It further said the project was made up of a 50km stretch of 132kV transmission line from Ikere (Ado Ekiti) with a turn in – turn out at Ijesa Isu that terminated at Ilupeju Ekiti and had a 2X60MVA, 132/33kV transmission substation with four line bays.

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