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Nigeria: Power output hits 4,349 megawatts

Published on December 19, 2012 by   ·   6 Comments

Nigeria is now generating 4,349.7 megawatts, the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN), said on Wednesday in Abuja.

This is contained in a statement signed by Dave Ifabiyi, the Assistant General Manager, Public Affairs of TCN.

The statement said the figure represented an increase of 28.40mw over the 4,321.3MW peak that was achieved on Friday, August 31.
It said that the new generation peak was achieved as a result of improved gas supply and the newly commissioned generating units at the National Integrated Power Projects (NIPP) thermal power stations in Omotosho and Olorunsogo.

The statement also attributed the success achieved to the efforts of engineers in the generation, transmission and distribution companies.

It further said that TCN would be collaborating with power generation companies to improve on the achievement with a view to attaining the generation target of 4,500 MW projected for the year.

The statement appealed to the public to reciprocate “this gesture by protecting all transmission facilities in their communities and ensure that they pay their electricity bills, in order to sustain the achievement’’.

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6 Comments for “Nigeria: Power output hits 4,349 megawatts”

  1. Lobisto

    What sort of nonsense is this? If there is any improvement in the power supply situation it is not for some lazy spokesman of TCN to announce it to the press but for the consumers to attest to it. As a consumer, there is no improvement in my place unless the power is generated and delivered to Aso Rock or supplied to a priviledged few that can afford to use private chopper for private owambe.

  2. Ayo

    Some months back we were told they generated over 6000 Megawatts. A nation of Liars, these people should be arrested and crucified. There is no power improvement, why not challenge the genuine press or media houses to confirm power stability in their community.

  3. bijou

    Nigerians are bitter. You can sense it from their comments. Na wa ooo

  4. ferdyokwu

    This report is political. They want to score cheap points. It’s of no value to generate power which you cannot distribute. The current distribution network is highly undersized and strained. As a result the entire nation is taken back to the 2010 situation with blackouts ruling over 75% of each day. That’s where we are now, and a fool is telling Nigerians that power generation has appreciated. Lies, I say lies!

  5. Seyi


  6. Every megawatt of generation helps and light has actually improved in some places.

    However, it is a real shame that we are celebrating 4,349 Megawatts of electricity in 2012, instead of 15,000 Megawatts, 13 years after return of democracy. At the rate we are going, we will be celebrating 5,000 Megawatts by 2020!

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