Lagos — The Transmission Company of Nigeria, TCN, says it has begun the rehabilitation and replacement of old circuit breakers in the power transmission network across the country.
Announcing this in a statement in Abuja, the company said the rehabilitation and replacement exercise was officially inaugurated at the 37-year-old 330/132kV Ajaokuta Substation in Kogi State.
The statement by the TCN’s General Manager, Public Affairs, Ndidi Mbah, said the aim of the exercise was to certify all circuit breakers in the country’s transmission network healthy for overall improved performed with a view to improving bulk power transmission to power distribution load centres.
“The decision to start with the circuit breakers in Ajaokuta substation was due to the strategic role the substation plays in transmitting bulk electricity to distribution load centres of Abuja and Benin distribution companies, covering areas such as Abuja, Lokoja, Ayangba, Okene, Okpila, and Benin, among others,” the statement read.
It said the exercise would be extended to all substations in the country whose circuit breakers are 20 years and above.