Reports have emerged that the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) have installed two new 66MVA transformers at its Katampe-Abuja and Alagbon- Lagos sub-stations after 42 days of intense load shedding by the affected Distribution Companies (DisCos), Daily Trust reports.
This was revealed in a statement by the AGM, Public Affairs, Ndidi Mbah, in a statement said the 132kV voltage level section of the Katampe sub-station lost one of its two unit 60MVA transformers to internal faults six weeks ago. TCN however said that with the installation and energizing of the transformer last Tuesday, the bulk load wheeling capacity of the transmission sub-station at 132kV voltage level increased from 120MVA to 126MVA. “This means that the substation now has the capability to wheel power at full capacity to distribution load centres,” it said.
With the new transformer installed at the Alagbon transmission station in Ikoyi, last week, TCN said there are now three 60MVAs and two 66MVA transformers, resulting in 312MVA capacity on 132kV voltage level. It said the result has been improved power supply to Ikoyi, Victoria Island, Dolphin Estate and Marina in Lagos State.