FOLLOWING the completion and energising of three new transformers in Jos and Abeokuta, the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) has assured that power supply to the two cities may witness huge improvement. TCN General Manager, Public Affairs, Mrs. Ndidi Mbah, stated that energising was in line with its Transmission Rehabilitation and Expansion Programme (TREP), which, she said, was anchored on the Federal Government’s policy of incremental power. She also announced the full repair and energising of the Dan Agundi 60MVA 132/33KV power transformer in Kano State, which got burnt in December 2017.
The new 1x60MVA, 132/33KV transformer installed in Jos 330/132/33KV transmission substation, she explained, has improved the transmission of bulk electricity to Jos Disco’s Dogan Dutse 33KV distribution line, which feeds the heart of Jos as well as Anglo-Jos 33KV feeder that supplies power to the State Secretariat, GRA and environs.
The Jos transmission substation was established in 1975, with 120MVA transformer capacity but now has 180MVA capacity at 132/33KV circuit.
Likewise, she said the replacement of 2x30M- VA with new 2x60MVA 132/33KV power transformers in Abeokuta transmission sub-station has substantially increased transformer capacity from 90MVA to 150MVA and consequently improve as well as further stabilise power supply to Ibadan Disco’s load centres for onward distribution to electricity customers in University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Owode 1 and 11, Imeko, Lagos Road areas in Ogun State as suppressed load in these areas can now be conveniently accommodated.
Another achievement mentioned was the repair of Dan Agundi 60MVA power transformer in Kano transmission sub-station, which caught fire in December 2017, by TCN’s in-house engineers. “This is an indication of increased motivation and experience of TCN’s engineers garnered through the programme of present management aimed at building capacity of Nigerian engineers and using them in projects’ execution,” she said.