The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) yesterday announced that it has completed a 30/40MVA 132/33kV transmission substation project in Wudil, Kano State and a brand new 60MVA 132/33kV power transformer in Akure, Ondo State.
The company described the development as part of efforts to accomplish the present administration’s policy on incremental power supply.
It states the projects are an addition to the twenty seven power transformers completed across the country mainly by TCN in-house engineers recently. The transformers have been energized and are supplying the communities where they are located and their environs.
According to a statement issued by the general manager, Public Affairs, Mrs. Ndidi, the transformer and substation project would be officially commissioned by the Minister of Power Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Raji Fashola at date not disclosed.
Mbah explained that the contract for construction of Wudil 30/40MVA 330/33kV Transmission Substation was awarded in 2009 but the contractor failed persistently to complete the contract for nine years.
Consequently, TCN took over the project in July, 2018, in line with its Transmission Rehabilitation and Expansion Programme (TREP) aimed at strengthening the grid for improved power supply and successfully completed within three weeks.
The Wudil Transmission Substation project has increased the quantum of bulk electricity supply to Kano Electricity Distribution Company for onward delivery to electricity customers in Gaya Town, Taraki Garko, Wudil Town and Mariri among others. These towns who are customers of Kano Electricity Distribution Company are expected to enjoy increased hours of power supply.
On the other hand, the installation of the new 1X60MVA 132/33kV power transformer and 2No 33kV feeder bays in Akure Transmission Substation, funded by the World Bank that commenced in February 2017, was completed and also energized in July, 2018. The new 60MVA power transformer increased the capacity of Akure Transmission Substation from 120MVA to 180MVA.
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