The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola said that Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved the procurement of three transformers of 150 MVA to be installed in sub-stations in Shiroro, Oshogbo and Ondo.
Fashola disclosed this after the FEC meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari at the presidential villa, on Wednesday in Abuja.
According to him, the purpose was to expand the transmission capacity of electricity around the country.
He said, “As you know the Transmission Company of Nigeria is the manager of the transimission system which is the transporter of electricity, in that it provides service to the generation firms to whom they evacuate power and to the distribution company to whom they deliver power. They needed three transformers of 150 MVA to be installed in sub-stations in Shiroro, Oshogbo and Ondo too.
He added, “We presented that memo to council and it was approved. The purpose is to continue to reinforce, to expand and to maintain the existing transmission capacity so that as the progress of our incremental power initiative expands and achieves its purpose, Transmission Company is able to competently deliver the power.”