31 October 2017, Sweetcrude, Abuja – The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola has commissioned two mobile power transformers in Kaduna and Katsina states.
He explained that the installation and commissioning of the 40MVA Mobile transformer in Zaria, Kaduna Substation, and 60MVA Power Transformer in Funtua, Katsina Substation, was part of the effort by the present government to ameliorate the challenges encountered in generation and distribution of power across the country.
While at the commissioning of the Mobile Transformer in Zaria, the minister said, “This particular mobile substation is one out of the six 40MVA mobile substations that my ministry empowered the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) to procure.”
He said it is for urgent deployment to overloaded transmission substation nationwide and was brought to Zaria for immediate installation and commissioning to ameliorate the precarious suppressed load challenge in the substation.
Speaking in Funtua, Katsina State, Fashola, who was represented by the Minister of State for Power, Works and Housing, Mustapha Baba Shehuri, said his ministry had empowered the Transmission Company of Nigeria to procure and install 60MVA power transformers in order to replace faulty ones in the system, adding that the ongoing upgrade and reinforcement of the generating stations would increase the capacity of substations to distribute energy throughout the country.