The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) has said that it has increased the ability of Eko Electricity distribution company (EKEDP) to take more electricity from its transmission network to supply its customers.
In a statement by TCN’s, the General Manager, Public Affairs, Mrs. Seun Olangunju, stated that the transformer capacity in its Ajah substation has been upgraded with an additional 60MVA, 132/33kV power transformer.
She explained that the transformer was successfully refurbished, installed and commissioned into service on July 11, 2017, to improve the station transformer capacity at 132kV level to 220MVA. She added that the newly installed 60MVA 132/33kV power transformer replaced an old 60MVA transformer which failed in the substation in August, 2016.
She added that the TCN has also commenced installation of a 60MVA 132/33kV mobile power transformer in the same station to further increase transmission capacity in the area.
“Installation works have reached advanced stage and on completion, the mobile transformer would increase the transmission capacity in the substation to 280MW, which is above the distribution load requirement in the area.
“The increased capacity of the Ajah transmission substation means that additional power is now available to be wheeled to distribution load centers supplying electricity to Ajah and environs. TCN pledges to continue to work towards expanding and ensuring the nation’s grid stability,” Olagunju explained.
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