The Transmission Company of Nigeria, TCN, is working toward achieving a transmission capacity of 20,000 Megawatts, MW, by 2021, its Managing Director, Usman Mohammed, has said.
Mr Mohammed, who briefed State House correspondents on Monday at the Presidential Villa, said that the capacity of transmission was a combination of the capacity of the transformers and the lines.
According to him, TCN had installed over 3000 MW since he assumed office in February.
He also said that efforts were being made to expand the combined capacity made up of generation, distribution and transmission. According to him, it is more difficult to build a transmission network than to build that of distribution.
The managing director said that many of the equipment needed for distribution were manufactured in Nigeria while none of the transmission equipment was manufactured in Nigeria.