Lagos – The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) on Friday October 14, wheeled out about 4,362 megawatts of generated electricity to the 11 distribution companies as the country’s power supply stabilizes. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the power generation data was obtained from daily forecast on the Nigerian Electricity System Operator (SO) website. The website shows that the country’s power generation also recorded lowest peak at 3,605 megawatts.
According to the Nigerian Electricity Supply Industry (NESI) operational report for Oct. 14, the power sector hit a peak generation of 4,362 megawatts as against 3,536. 4 megawatts recorded in Oct. 5. NESI said the sector recorded highest system frequency of 51.60Hz; lowest system frequency of 48.48 Hz; highest voltage recorded was 372KV, while lowest voltage recorded on the same day was 300KV.
It will be recalled that the TCN had on Sept. 8 sent 3, 810 megawatts to the distribution companies. The lowest energy generation on that day was 2,520 megawatts while highest generation was 3,502 megawatts. NAN reports that the nation’s electricity generation has been relatively stable in the last two months, while generation has increased above 3,000 megawatts.
Meanwhile, the management of Ikeja Electric Distribution Company has apologized to customers over power outage currently experienced within its network operation.
Felix Ofolue, Head, Communications of the company, made the appeal in a statement made available to NAN in Lagos. “The company regrets the prolonged outage witnessed by our customers in and around Ejigbo, Oke Afa, Ikotun Egbe, Egan, Igando, Arepo, Warewa and Channels Television axis.” He said that the outage was due to a faulty 100 MVA transformer at Ejigbo Transmission Station and other multiple faults along the network in that area. He also said that the transmission company had commenced repairs on the faulty transformer. Ofolue, however, said that in the interim, customers would be temporarily back fed through alternative sources to mitigate the current blackout pending the completion of the repair.
According to him, the recent damage of the 33 KV Electric Towers on Abeokuta Expressway by a truck has resulted in power outage in Millennium Estate, LSDPC Estate Ojokoro, Agbado, Aboru, Jankara and parts of Abeokuta environs.
The spokesman said that the technical teams had commenced effecting repairs, adding that work would be completed in five days.
EnergyNewsTM was at the University of Lagos Magodo Isheri estate from Wednesday October 5th to Sunday 16th, the estate recorded a princely 14 hours of power over the period of the 10 day-stretch.