06 March 2018, Sweetcrude, Lagos – The Transmission Company of Nigeria, TCN says it has installed seven transmission lines and transformers across the country within a week as part of efforts to boost power transmission.
These include 1X60MWA power transformer in Katsina Substation, 1X100MVA transformer in Ejigbo Substation and 2X60MVA in Odogunyan substation both in Lagos, 1X60MVA transformer in Old Abeokuta Substation, as well as 1X60MVA transformer in Calabar Substation.
TCN has also energised the 5-kilometre transmission line built with the collaboration of the Enugu State Government to power the 1X30MVA Nsukka Substation. “TCN wishes to commend the effort of the Governor of Enugu State for the collaboration that enabled the completion of the line,” TCN said.
It explained that the transformers have been energised and were supplying various communities where they are located.
“They add to the several transformers, substations and transmission lines completed across the country either by TCN in-house engineers or by contractors and are ready for the official commissioning by the Honourable Minister of Power Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Raji Fashola”, the company added.
According to the General Manager Public Affairs, Mrs Ndidi Mbah with this development, the power supply rationing recently experienced by customers of Ikeja Electricity Distribution Company around Ejigbo when the old 1X30MVA was removed to pave way for the installation of the new 1x100MVA is expected to stop. Installation of another 1X100 MVA to replace the second 1X30MVA in the same substation has also commenced, completion would further boost transmission capacity in that axis.
She noted that the installation of the 1X60MVA transformer at Karu substation, in Abuja has been completed but it is undergoing pre-commissioning tests. It is expected to be energised before Friday March 8, 2018. Similarly, installation of 1X60MVA at Dan Agundi Substation in Kano has reached advanced stage, so also is the replacement of 1X60MVA LEEEC Model transformer razed by fire during installation in Uyo last week by TCN contractors Messrs. T & D Technologies Limited.
The General Manager Public Affairs commended the patience of electricity consumers in Kaduna town whose supply has been affected by the re-conducting of the 132kV transmission line from Mando Substation to Kakuri Substation.