The Transmission Company of Nigeria has completed over 18 Transmission Projects and is ready to commission them which would help in moving 1100MW of electricity to the National grid by January 2018.
Mr Usman Gur Mohammed, the Interim Managing Director of the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN), disclosed the news on Friday during a tour of some of the Sub-Stations in Apo and Katampe in Abuja and Suleja in Niger State. Mr Mohammed said that the projects which would be completed and commissioned from December 2017 to the end of Jamuary 2018, after which it will begin to re-conduct transmission lines to ensure the added power capacities are evacuated after the first quarter of next year.
He also noted that the projeects are being executed under the Transmission Rehabilitation and Expanion Programme(TREP) which seeks to expand the grid to 20,000MW in the next four (4) years.
“In line with our strategy, we are completing aross the coutry several projects which would cumulatively add over 1,000MW Transformer capacity to the grid before January 31,2018. The Nigerian Electricity Transmission Access Project (NETAP) which is one of the projects under REP was successfully negetioted with the world Bank on December 8,” he explained.
On a final note, he lauded the company for wheeling the highest peak generation of 5,155MW recently saying , ” We must work towards a national peak of 6,000MW in the early part of next year”.