TCN has come under immense scrutiny in recent weeks with many claiming the woes of the Nigeria power sector hinges on TCN’s weak transmission Networks. While there is some truth to that, The transmission company has actually had a decent week as news on new funding has been followed up by reports that TCN has also restored power supply to Damboa in Borno State, two years after the previous 60MVA 132/33kV capacity transmission station was destroyed by Boko Haram insurgents.
This comes after the insurgency in the Northeastern part of the country has been curbed to an extent, leading to the rehabilitation of the previously affected areas.
Seun Olagunju of TCN said that the Damboa Substation has successfully installed and energized a 40MVA 132/33kV mobile power transformer stating that it was done in an attempt to bridge the shortfall in bulk electricity transmission to distribution load centers that supply the electricity to Damboa and environs. Further noting that installation works on the new mobile 40MVA 132/33kV power transformer commenced on 4th April, 2017 and was completed as well as energized on 7th May, 2017.
TCN has been heavily maligned in some sectors of the power network but they have however been able to get it right this time and we commend their efforts.