The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN), has listed six transformer lines waiting to be commissioned by the Minister of Power, Works, and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, in the coming weeks.
A statement signed by its General Manager (Public Affairs), Ndidi Mbah, listed the lines as 1X60MWA power transformer in Katsina Substation, 1X100MVA transformer in Ejigbo Substation and 2X60MVA in Odogunyan substation both in Lagos, 1X60MVA transformer in Old Abeokuta Substation, as well as 1X60MVA transformer in Calabar Substation.
The other is the 5km transmission line built with the collaboration of Enugu State Government to power the 1X30MVA Nsukka Substation.
The new lines add to the several transformers, substations and transmission lines completed across the country either by TCN in-house engineers or by contractors.
Mbah said with this development, the power supply rationing recently experienced by customers of Ikeja Electricity Distribution Company around Ejigbo, Lagos, when the old 1X30MVA was removed to pave way for the installation of the new 1x100MVA, was 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,”she added.
Installation of the 1X60MVA transformer at Karu substation, in Abuja was also completed recently and was energised on March 8, 2018, Mbah stated.
Similarly, she said 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 by TCN contractors Messrs. T & D Technologies Limited.