The Senior Staff Association of Electricity and Allied Companies, TCN Branch, has commended the efforts of the TCN on attaining new national peak load for the country.
In a statement signed by the association’s branch Secretary, Mr. Yerima Hassan, the association stated: “ We attained two new national peak loads of 5,155mw and 5,222.4mw on December 8th and 18th, 2017 respectively. The previous national peak load was recorded on February 2, 2016 and it was 5,074mw.
“The establishment of Transmission,Rehabilitation and Expansion Programme, TREP, was to improve the grid in terms of wheeling, stability, and reliability. We appreciate the Kaduna 330kv SC line in the quad and the building of several 330kv and 132kv substations at Bauchi, Daura, Jogana, Sokoto, Argungu as we pray for more.
“We appreciate the successful achievement of Frequency control (achieved 49.50Hz and 50.50Hz, which was the first time in 20 years). This led WAPP to set up committee for synchronisation of power from Nigeria and the rest of West African countries. The plan devised by your management to further stabilise the frequency at 50.75Hz to 50.25Hz in the near future ,is a welcome development.
“The established TREP has attracted $1.5 billion from several donors. TCN had never attracted more than $200 million in one year in its history. TREP seeks to expand the grid to at least 2,000mw in four years and will put N-1 capacity all over Nigeria.
“ Several transmission lines constraints that had lingered between three to four years, had been resolved; these include Jebba-Kainji, Asaba-Benin, Ajaokuta-Abuja, Egbin-Aja and turn-in turn-out for the evacuation of Azura IPP.
The 2012-2014 and 2015 audit had been concluded and 2016 audit is about to be finalised. TCN had never submitted audited financial statement since it was created in 2011.”