22 August 2018, Sweetcrude, Lagos — The Transmission Company of Nigeria, TCN, has successfully completed a 30/40MVA 132/33kV transmission substation project in Wudil, Kano State, and a 60MVA 132/33kV power transformer in Akure, Ondo State.
The transformer and substation project would be officially commissioned by Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Raji Fashola.
According to the General Manager, Public Affairs, Mrs. Ndidi Mbah, the contract for construction of Wudil 30/40MVA 330/33kV transmission substation was awarded in 2009 but the contractor failed to complete the contract for nine years.
Consequently, TCN took over the project within the first week of July, 2018 in line with its Transmission Rehabilitation and Expansion Programme, TREP, aimed at strengthening the grid for improved power supply.
She explained that the project was successfully completed within three weeks by TCN’s in-house engineers and energised in July 31, 2018.
According to her, the Wudil Transmission Substation project has increased the quantum of bulk electricity supply to Kano Electricity Distribution Company for onward delivery to electricity customers in Gaya Town, Taraki Garko, Wudil Town and Mariri, among others.
Also, the installation of one new 60MVA 132/33kV power transformer and two 33kV feeder bays in Akure Transmission Substation, funded by the World Bank, that commenced in February 2017, was completed and also energised in July, 2018.
The new 60MVA power transformer increased the capacity of Akure Transmission Substation from 120MVA to 180MVA.
TCN said that with the additional capacity, it has equally increased power supply to Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company load centres that take supply from the substation.