‘TCN Lacks Capacity to Evacuate Power’


Following the accusation that the electricity distribution companies (DisCos) are  rejecting their load allocations, a power industry stakeholder yesterday said the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) that raised the alarm lacks the capacity to send out the 5,500megawatts (Mw) it claimed.

The industry source who countered the position of the TCN said a transmission company worth its onions should have double of existing generation capacity.

He said the TCN has no capacity to transmit double of what is presently generated in Nigeria.

According to the source, since the GenCos  now generate about 3,484Mw, the TCN should have 6,968Mw wheeling capacity to be sure of adequate capacity for evacuating all the power produced in the country.


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