The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) said that it has installed and energized new transformers, transmission lines in its substations in five (5) states to improve electricity supply in the country. The news was revealed yesterday in a statement issued by its General Manager, Public Affairs, Mrs Ndidi Mbah in Abuja.
She listed the lines to include: 1X60MWA power transformer in Katsina substation, 1X100MVA transformer in Ejigbo substation and 2X60MVA in Odogunyan substation both in Lagos. Others are the 1X60MVA transformer in old Abeokuta substation, and 1X60MVA transformer in Calabar substation.
Mrs Mbah also said that TCN had energized the 5 kilometer transmission line built in collaboration with Enugu Government to power the 1X30MVA Nsukka substation. She noted that the new transformers had been energized and have started supplying power to various communities where they were installed.
“With the new installation of 1x100MVA, the power supply rationing, recently experienced by customers of Ikeja DISCO around Ejigbo is expected to stop.
“Installation of another 1X100 MVA to replace the second 1X30MVA in the same substation has also commenced, completion would further boost transmission capacity in that axis.”
Mbah said the installation of 1X60MVA transformer at Karu substation, in Abuja had been completed but was undergoing pre-commissioning tests.
“Similarly, installation of 1X60MVA at Dan Agundi Substation in Kano has reached advanced stage, so also is the replacement of 1X60MVA LEEEC Model transformer razed by fire during installation in Uyo last week,” Mbah explained.
According to her, the management of TCN has assured Nigerians that low quality transformers which are procured in the past will no longer be allowed on the National Grid.
“Necessary steps for the fortification and standardisation of substations, lines and major equipment have been taken.
“TCN has also for the first time included certification by reputable international testing laboratories as requirement for its procurement,’’ Mbah said.