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TCN wheels out record 101,088MW hours of electricity to grid

By on August 8, 2015

The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) on Thursday disclosed that it had attained an all-time maximum energy transmission per day of 101,088 megawatt hours (MWH) on the national grid.

TCN in a statement signed by its General Manager, Public Affairs, Mrs. Seun Olagunju, said the achievement was recorded on Wednesday, August 5, 2015.

It explained that the previous record of  99,450MWH was attained on October 31, 2014 and that the new feat was achieved with the supervision of its management contractor, Manitoba Hydro International (MHI), which it said had articulated short, medium and long terms grid expansion plans aimed at growing and sustaining improvement in the nation’s transmission grid.

Megawatt hours is translated as one million watts amount of power delivered in one hour while kilowatt hours is one kilowatt amount of power delivered in one hour.

Kilowatt hours is one of the most common usage in billing the amount of energy delievered by electricity utilities to end users.

TCN however said it has continued to pursue these expansion plans vigorously to ensure that its grid expansion goals and timelines are met.

The statement further noted that the new record of 101,088MWH was in line with its grid expansion plan and that the fact that the company has been able to comfortably wheel  the maximum energy ever moved along the nation’s transmission line is indicative of the networks growing capability to evacuate even more energy in the system.

Reaffirming its commitment to ensuring a robust and reliable transmission network, TCN promised that it would continue to work hard to build on the gains of its improved wheeling capacity.