22 April 2013, Sweetcrude, Abuja – Niger Delta Power Holding Company, NDPHC, owners of National Integrated Power Project, NIPP, have delivered the largest Transmission substation located in Oke Aro, a boundary town between Lagos and Ogun state, South West Nigeria.
Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of NDPHC Mr. James. Abiodun Olotu who energised the Substation in Oke Aro at the weekend to mark the delivery of the project among several distribution projects said the completion was in line with commitment of NDPHC to commission many projects before the end of this year.
The Oke Aro NIPP project is a 330/132/33 MVA transmission station which has 2×300 MVA transformers to improves and radiate more power for Lagos including Ogun state, and to ease off the heavy load centres in Maryland, Ikeja West and even Akoka and Ijora.
The Oke Aro project is the biggest transformer in the system and the first of its kind in Nigeria. It has the capacity to wheel out 480 MVA on the 330/132 and 120 MVA on the distribution side feeding mainly Ikeja and environs.
In a related development, Mr Olotu also commissioned nine distribution injection substations in Ikeja and Eko distribution companies comprising NRC, Ijora Causeway, Orile Igamu, Ojo TS, and Isolo which has 3 number 1×15 MVA, the highest number of substations to be commissioned in one site under the Eko Electricity Distribution Company.
At the Ikeja Distribution Company, also commissioned were the Odogunyan, Igando, Ijegun and Epe, all 1×15 MVA injection substations.
The NDPHC said these projects are designed to boost power supply in Lagos.