Lagos — The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) has successfully installed and energised a 40MVA, 132/33kV power transformer and a new R2 75MVAR 330kV Reactor at the Yauri and Jos transmission substations respectively.
The newly commissioned 40MVA 132/33kV power transformer brings the Yauri Substation capacity to 80MVA. With the new transformer, the substation now has six outgoing 33kV feeders, four of the feeders, including the Yauri, Koko, Zuru and Ingaski feeders are now in service, while two others are for future demand by Kaduna Electricity Distribution Company.
TCN Public Affairs General Manager, Ndidi Mbah said the Yauri 2x40MVA 132/33kV Substation project was awarded in 2007, however, the inability of the contractor to complete the project, caused TCN to take over the project and TCN engineers installed the first 40MVA transformer, which was successfully commissioned in 2019. To further boost bulk power in the area, TCN engineers equally installed and commissioned the second 40MVA power transformer which was energized on Thursday 18th March, 2021.
She explained that the new installed transformer has upgraded the substation capacity by 32MW and consequently improved bulk power supply to the southern part of Kebbi State, through Kaduna Electricity Distribution Company.
“TCN engineers have installed a new R2 75MVAR 330kV Reactor at the Jos 330/132/33kV Transmission Substation which was also commissioned on the 18th of March, 2021. The new reactor would complement the existing R1 75MVAR 330kV in the substation.
“With two standard reactors in place at the substation, TCN now transmits stable and quality voltage to Plateau, Bauchi, Gombe and parts of Benue, Taraba, Yobe and Kaduna States.
“The Yauri and Jos Substations projects are part of projects articulated in TCN’s Nigerian Electricity Grid Maintenance, Expansion and Rehabilitation Programme (NEGMERP), and TCN intends to continue to ensure the diligent implementation of the projects which is geared towards putting in place a robust and very efficient grid,” she said.