27 May 2014, Abuja – Lagos and Ogun States will experience relief in power supply following the completion and handover of a 620 megawatt-capacity transmission sub-station built under the National Integrated Power Project (NIPP) by Niger Delta Power Holding Company (NDPHC) for the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN).
Speaking at the weekend during the brief handover ceremony at Oke-Aro in Ifo Local Government Area of Ogun State, where the station is sited, the General Manager in charge of Lagos Region of the TCN, Mr. Oyeleke Adeoye, stated that the new sub-station will relieve the Lagos Region.
He noted that the bulk of the electricity consumed in Lagos Region is around Ikeja Industrial Area, adding that all these areas depend on the Ikeja West Transmission Station of TCN.
“But now that we have this Transmission Substation at Oke-aro, Ikeja West is going to be satisfied abundantly, which means that there is going to be relief to other parts of the Lagos Region. So, it is going to have effects on the whole of Lagos,” he said.
Adeoye commended the contractors, Energo Nigeria Limited for doing a perfect job, describing the station as one of the best inherited by TCN.
Also speaking, the Assistant General Manager in charge of System Operations (SO), Lagos bRegion, Mr. Augustine Anyanwu said the installation of the 620mw capacity station would be a relief to Ogun and Lagos States and their environs.
“So, we are very happy because we know that it will solve a lot of power problems within the area. The states should cheer up because a relief is coming to their power problems,” he added.
He said he was delighted that the Federal Government had done a lot to alleviate the power problems of the people in those areas.
In his remarks, the Deputy General Manager in charge of Civil Field Operations at NDPHC, Mr. Claudius Ademuyiwa Ogunrinde stated that the preliminary handover of the station to TCN was done a year ago but with a condition.
“It was handed over to TCN a year ago but with a clause. We handed it over so that they can get used to it and can also start serving Nigerians because the bottom-line is more energy for the people. We handed over to TCN a year ago and the clause was that in case any of the equipment had problem, we have a warranty for one year.
“The contractor that did the job should therefore be around to attend to little problems and guide our own internal capacity on how to run the station. The one-year period is over. That is why we are here. From today, we will sign off and it will be a property of TCN,” he explained.
Ogunrinde acknowledged that the job was completed according to the standard and specification.
The Oke-aro Substation is an NIPP initiative by the Federal Government and it is a 330/132/33kv substation. It consists of 2/300MVA transformer and 2/60MVA transformer with power supply coming from the Egbin Power Station enroute to Ikeja West.
– This Day