The total quantum of electricity generated on the national grid since the beginning of 2020 reached a peak of 4,898.2 megawatts this week, latest industry data obtained by Nigeria’s Oil & Gas has shown.
Findings from the Federal Ministry of Power showed that the grid had opened the year 2020 with a peak power generation of 4,678.8MW, while the lowest quantum of energy generated on the same day was put at 3,399.3MW. This came as the Transmission Company of Nigeria energised a new 100MVA 132/33kV power transformer installed in Ogba Transmission Substation, Lagos State.
Further analysis of the eight-day power generation report, since 2020 began, showed that the lowest quantum of electricity generated during the period was 2,461.1MW.
This figure was recorded on January 3, while the peak power generation on the same day was 4,406.8MW.
On the new 100MVW 132/33kV transformer in Lagos, the TCN stated that the facility was installed on January 7, 2020.
The company’s General Manager, Public Affairs, Ndidi Mbah, stated that prior to the installation of the 100MVA transformer, the Ogba substation had a total of two units of 60MVA 132/33kV transformers, and one unit of 45MVA 132/33kV mobile power transformer.