The Transmission Company of Nigeria, TCN, says it has in the past one week completed works on a number of transformers and transmission lines across the country.
A statement issued by TCN General Manager, Public Affairs, Mrs. Ndidi Mbah, said the company has completed the installation 1X60MWA power transformer in Katsina Substation; 1X100MVA transformer in Ejigbo Substation and 2X60MVA in Odogunyan substation both in Lagos, 1X60MVA transformer in Old Abeokuta Substation, as well as 1X60MVA transformer in Calabar Substation.
Mbah stated that TCN has also energised the 5km transmission line built with the collaboration of Enugu State Government to power the 1X30MVA Nsukka Substation.
She said the transformers have been energised and supplying various communities where they are located.
“They add to the several transformers, substations and transmission lines completed across the country either by TCN in-house engineers or by contractors and are ready for the official commissioning by the Minister of Power Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Raji Fashola”, she said.
She explained that with this development, the power supply rationing recently experienced by customers of Ikeja Electricity Distribution Company around Ejigbo when the old 1X30MVA was removed to pave way for the installation of the new 1x100MVA is expected to stop.
“Installation of another 1X100 MVA to replace the second 1X30MVA in the same substation has also commenced, completion would further boost transmission capacity in that axis”.
She noted that the installation of the 1X60MVA transformer at Karu substation, in Abuja has been completed but is undergoing pre-commissioning tests.
“It is expected to be energised before Friday March 8, 2018. Similarly, installation of 1X60MVA at Dan Agundi Substation in Kano has reached advanced stage, so also is the replacement of 1X60MVA LEEEC Model transformer razed by fire during installation in Uyo last week by TCN contractors Messrs. T & D Technologies Limited”, she added.