Power generation from the national grid has again hit another all – time peak of 5 , 520 . 4 megawatts , surpassing the recent peak of 5 ,459 MW .
Figures released by the Transmission Company of Nigeria on Saturday showed that the latest peak generation of 5 , 520 . 4 MW was recorded on October 30 , 2020 at 9 . 15 pm .
The previous peak of 5 , 459 MW was recorded on October 28 , 2020 , as data from the government – owned transmission firm showed that the new peak surpassed the previous one by 60 . 9 MW .
Commenting on the development, the General Manager , Public Affairs, TCN , Ndidi Mbah , said the new national peak was a result of collaboration among players and the gradual increase in capacity in the power sector .
She stated that with the current capacity of 8 , 100 MW , TCN seamlessly transmitted the new peak at a frequency of 50 . 11 Hz through the nation’ s grid .
“ As players in the power sector value chain continue to work together to improve the nation’s power supply , TCN implores everyone to help protect power infrastructure nationwide , ” Mbah said .
The transmission company urged Nigerians to desist from bush burning or burning of trash beside transmission towers or under power line cables nationwide .