The Managing Director of TCN, Mr. Usman Gur Mohammed said TCN is injecting $1.57 billion into the power transmission infrastructure to raise the electricity grid to 20,000MW from 2021. The projects are contained in the Transmission Rehabilitation and Expansion Program (TREP) of TCN which targets Brownfield (expansion) and Greenfield (new) power transmission projects meant to move transmission from its current 7,000MW wheeling capacity. Mohammed disclosed this yesterday when he received the Editor-In-Chief/CEO of Media Trust Limited, Malam Mannir Dan-Ali in Abuja yesterday.
Mohammed said the $1.57bn fund was sourced from multilateral donors to install multiple transformers and transmission lines in line with the global standard of N-1 that implies having double equipment in a power station to create redundancy in the case of a fault. He said his zeal for achieving this huge project is hinged on transparency, as he would ensure that TCN remains transparent.
The CEO of Media Trust Limited, Malam Mannir said the objective of the visit was to appreciate TCN for its continuous support and patronage to the newspaper. He said the newspaper has raised a culture of transparency consequently earning the No.1 newspaper award about two years ago. He also assured the TCN boss that the newspaper will continue to provide space at subsidized rates where TCN can enlighten the public about its numerous power improvements projects across the country.