02 August 2017, Sweetcrude, Lagos – The Transmission Company of Nigeria, TCN, says it is committed to expanding and stabilising the nation’s power grid.
The company made the pledge as it announced an increase in the capacity of the Ajah transmission substation in Lagos to 220MVA sequel the installation of an additional 60MVA 133/33kV power transformer.
The installation and commission of the transformer was done on July 11, 2017, TCN said.
In a statement signed by its General Manager (Public Affairs), Seun Olagunju, TCN said that the newly installed 60MVA 132/33kV power transformer replaced an old 60MVA transformer which failed in the substation, 28th August, 2016.
According to the statement, TCN is also installing a 60MVA 132/33kV mobile power transformer in the same station to further increase transmission capacity in the area.
Installation works have reached advanced stage and on completion, the mobile transformer would increase the transmission capacity in the substation to 280MW, which is above the distribution load requirement in the area.
The increased capacity of the Ajah transmission substation means that additional power is now available to be wheeled to distribution load centres supplying electricity to Ajah and environs.