The Minister of Works, Power and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola on Monday commissioned two transmission projects in Abia state. These projects were geared at increasing the transmission capacity of the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN).
The projects were the expansion of the Umuahia and Aba sub-station with the addition of 40MVA and 60MVA transformers respectively. This would in no doubt improve the quality of supply to customers connected on these substations.
Speaking at the commissioning, Fashola said; “Today, we will commission two of such projects, namely: the expansion of Umuahia sub-station with a new 40MVA transformer to increase transmission capacity from 80 MVA to 120MVA to serve Umuahia, Isikwutor, Isukwuato, Bende, Umunneochi, Ikwano, Obowo, Ohafia and parts of Arochukwu among other places ; and the expansion of Aba Sub-station with a new 60MVA to increase service capacity from 127. 5 MVA to 187.5 MVA to serve Aba North and South, Ukwa East and West, Osisioma, Obioma-Ngwa, Isi ala Ngwa and environs and these are examples of our commitment to service delivery”.
He also affirmed that the Niger Delta Power Holding Company (NDPHC) is presently involved in over a hundred projects at various level of completion nationwide. These projects are geared at increasing the distribution capacity of the distribution companies (DisCos). He also noted some would be due for commissioning in few months.
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“The same is also true of NDPHC, who have over 100 (one hundred) Distribution Projects in various stages of completion, under the NIPP. Over the next few weeks and months, they will be going out to commission and energize those projects. They will help the DisCos improve power supply and service delivery to those communities, and I appeal to the DisCos involved to take ownership of these facilities and put them to use” Fashola said.