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Nigeria’s power output reaches new peak  print

Published on December 23, 2012 by   ·   13 Comments

The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) said that electricity generation in the country had reached

PHCN power installation: TCN says power output has increased

4,500 megawatts.

A statement signed by Mr Dave Ifabiyi, the Assistant General Manager of TCN on Public Affairs, attributed the achievement to the commitment of the Jonathan government to improve electricity supply.

“A new power generation peak of 4,502.2 megawatts was achieved on December 21, 2012, and was efficiently wheeled by TCN,’’ the statement said.

It said that the generation was attained on Friday and described it as an improvement on the 4,454.1mw of 19 December.

It said that as more National Integrated Power Projects became functional, transmission and distribution companies would continue to harness “every available generation to ensure delivery of stable electricity supply.”

It quoted the Chief Executive Officer of TCN, Mr Olusola Akinniranye, as giving an assurance that the company would not relent in efforts toward the transmission grid for greater efficiency.

Akinniranye said that efforts were on to restore the Benin-Egbin 330kV line and complete the new transmission/ distribution interface projects to further enhance the company’s power evacuation capacity.

He appealed to energy consumers to continue to partner with TCN in protecting electricity installations and forestall vandalism, which constituted a major setback to efforts to improved supplies.

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13 Comments for “Nigeria’s power output reaches new peak”

  1. 10/10

    All this are paper talk!!! am residing at IJOKO road at Agbado area the electricity still remain zero stable and not improve

  2. They are reaching their targets on the pages of newspapers. Ikorodu, Epe, Surulere no light. Its of and on. Maybe in their nightmares they have attained 5000MW

  3. dele

    Is it sabotage or the so called megawatt is paper achievement? There is nothing to show for this in my area (new oko oba). We have less than 12 hours of light on on days ( 2 days on 1 day off day)

  4. Compete rubbish. ve not seen light in my estate for the past 9days and they r dere saying rubbish….

  5. nothing to be joyful about. Its rather shameful that this is the much they can still boast about doing!

  6. Rommel

    Outrageously and indecently shameful for Nigeria to announce that 4500 MW of output for 160 million people is an achievement, this Ifabiyi should go an hide his face from sunlight

  7. HAMMERHOUSEOFHORROR

    Nigeria’s power output reaches new peak…..

    …….AND ELECTRICITY SUPPLY NEVER IMPROVE

    THIS NA PEAK OF MADNESS

  8. Ayo

    They (Government) dont need to shout or make noise about little or no achievement. It is only consumers that can confirm how good or bad a service is.

  9. Agenda paper tigers, in Calabar, we see light only 2 hours ,once in five days.Absolutely no improvement.

  10. Mustapha

    South Africa has over 40,000 Megawatts. What is the big for nothing oil rich country celebrating?

  11. Mustapha

    South Africa has over 40,000 Megawatts and the big for nothing oil rich country is celebrating 4,000 mega nonsense.

  12. Justice

    This idiotic statement made by the man in charge of energy was only pointed at one direction, to secure his job and ‘glorify’ Jonathan.
    Rather than inform us of Nigeri’a readiness to tap into;
    1. Landfill gas
    2. Wind/wave
    3.Sewage gas
    4.Solar PV
    5. and other bioenergy

    he is busy glorifying the hydro power electric that is far too expensive. The rot in that industry needs a total flush.
    Nigeria needs to go back to the days of late Chief Bola Ige as Power and mines Minister. He never award a penny contract, records are there and never never turned blind.
    Obasanjo claimed, he spent $16Billion to repair and stabilised the Power Sector when he could have abandoned the then NEPA and used the $16Billion to generate 16,000MW for the nation since it only cost $1Billion to generate 1000MW.
    Why do we watch, Fela, Gani, Beko, Rewane, Saro-Wiwa, Adaka Boro, and host of great Nigerians saw this coming, they tried but we just like to adjust.
    I really don’t wanna write much on here before PM News edit me off.

  13. Justice

    This idiotic statement made by the man in charge of energy was only pointed at two directions, to secure his job and ‘glorify’ his employer-Jonathan Inc.

    Rather than inform us of Nigeria’s readiness to tap into;
    1. Landfill gases
    2. Wind/wave
    3.Sewage gases
    4.Solar PV
    5. and other bioenergy
    he is busy glorifying the hydro power electric that is far too expensive. The rot in that industry needs a total flush.

    Nigeria needs to go back to the days of late Chief Bola Ige as Power and mines Minister. He never award a penny contract, records are there and Nigeria never turned blind. Power Sector is the conduit pipe for successive government which was why Obasanjo killed the ERON dream of Tinubu, what a senseless political fight from the morally obtuse ota farmer.

    Obasanjo claimed, he spent $16Billion to repair and stabilised the Power Sector when he could have abandoned the then NEPA and used the $16Billion to generate 16,000MW for the nation since it only cost $1Billion to generate 1000MW.
    Why do we watch, Fela, Gani, Beko, Rewane, Saro-Wiwa, Adaka Boro, and host of great Nigerians saw this coming, they tried but we just like to adjust.
    I really don’t wanna write much on here before PM News edit me off.

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