The officials of Fichtner GmbH & Co, K.G. of Germany in their presentations, claims ‘’The transmission capacity would reach 15,000MW with 1,540MW marked for export in 2025. By 2030, the electricity grid will have a 23,000MW wheeling capacity and 28,000MW by 2035 from which 2,000MW will be available for export,”.

EnergyNews spoke with power analysts, and they say the master plan integrates training for TCN staff and rehabilitation of many transmission substations financed by several international agencies, including the World Bank and African Development Bank, AfDB. However, they also want to know why projects that fall within the timeline of current managers at TCN are not given priority attention. The reason is that these projections make rooms for buck-passing when they fail.

Receiving the report, Mr. Fashola noted that before President Muhammadu Buhari took over, in 2015,  transmission capacity was about 5,000MW but that it has improved to 7,125MW as at December 2017. He also noted that the presidential directive changed things and that it was followed by policies and budgetary support, which has helped TCN to clear 502 containers to complete several transmission projects to improve electricity supply.

According to him, the plan was to ensure that in future, there was no excuse for stranded power generation not being evacuated. He said:  “In future, we should no longer have the story of stranded power. That is the power that is produced but not utilized because of  transmission and evacuation means.”

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