Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN), has attained a transmission feat of 5,222.3 mega watts in the national grid. This record is a massive increase far above what was recorded in early December, 2017 in the power sector. The earlier achievement record before now has been 5,074.70MW, achieved on February 2, 2016.

As noted by the General Manager, Public Affairs, Ndidi Mbah, the increment was a groundbreaking achievement since it was the highest ever recorded in the nation’s power sector to-date. This latest record level Mega Watt transmission shows a continual incremental power in generation which is now above 7,000 MW and the current 5,222.3 transmitted in the national grid.

Furthermore, she disclosed that out of the 759 TCN containers abandoned by contractors at the sea ports within the last five years, 454 have been cleared from March to-date.

Again, the payment for 193 containers has been made and they were being cleared, while payment for the outstanding 112 containers is yet to be made.

She attributed the gradual but steady improvement in the nation’s power sector to the strategy of the administration of President Mohammadu Buhari geared towards growing the Power Sector, in line with its policy on incremental power.

The Minister of Power Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola at the 22nd Power Sector Stakeholders Meeting, assured that the current synergy among the Presidency, Ministry of Power, Works and Housing and other major power sector stakeholders working through the Power Sector Recovery Program (PSRP) would continue to deliver improved power supply to the people.

To ensure the progress of the power policy, TCN had developed the Transmission, Rehabilitation and Expansion programme to enable it prioritize and execute critical transmission projects.