04 April 213, Abuja – Electricity customers in Oyo and Ogun States are now enjoying improved power supply with the addition of a new 150MVA, 330/132/33kV power transformer in Ayede Transmission Station, Ibadan, Oyo State. The successful installation and commissioning into service of the power transformer by the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN),on Thursday, 28th March, 2013, has further increased the nations’ grid capacity by 150MVA (Maga Volt Amphere).
In a statement signed by the company’s Assistant General Manager (Public Affairs), Mr. Dave Ifabiyi, TCN said that the brand new 150MVA power transformer was provided by the World Bank, through the Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN)’s Project Monitoring Unit (PMU). The newly commissioned transformer replaces a previously failed 150MVA, 330/132/33kV power transformer in the same transmission station.
According to the statement, the installation of the new 150MVA 330/132/33kV power transformer was successfully carried out by Areva Alston Engineering, in conjunction with TCN engineers, thereby increasing the wheeling capacity of the Ayede Transmission Station from 300MVA to 450MVA.
TCN also said that with the increased capacity of the Ayede Transmission Substation, it can now wheel more electricity to Ibadan Metropolis as well as the Shagamu and Ijebu Ode 132/33kV Transmission Substations. This will translate into a more stable electricity supply for the socio-economic well being of electricity customers in the benefiting states.