TCN commissions two transformers in Ibadan, Suleija to boost power grid capacity

TCN is also undertaking the installation of power transformers in other transmission substations nationwide.

The Transmission Company of Nigeria, TCN said on Friday that it has installed and commissioned two new 60MVA and 45MVA, 132/33kV power transformers in Ibadan North and Suleija Transmission Substations to strengthen Nigeria’s transmission network capacity to meet the requirement of electricity consumers

TCN’s Assistant General Manager, Public Affairs, Dave Ifabiyi, said that the new 60MVA power transformer installed in its Ibadan North Substation in Oyo State increased the wheeling capacity of the substation from 60MVA to 120MVA.

He said the increased capacity of the substation would improve power supply to the state, especially the University of Ibadan, IITA Complex as well as the Ibadan North axis of Oyo State.

Similarly, the company said it successfully installed and commissioned a new 45MVA power transformer in its Suleija Transmission Substation, in Niger State, thereby increasing the capacity of the substation from 37.5MVA to 82.5MVA.

He said that the substation now has the capacity to wheel more power to consumers within Suleija town, Jere and Kafanchan in Kaduna State as well as Abuja Steel Mills Ltd and environs.

The installation of the Suleija 45MVA power transformer, TCN said, was wholly carried out in-house by TCN engineers.

The statement added that TCN is also currently undertaking the installation of power transformers in various transmission substations nationwide. Two of such ongoing transformer installation projects, which are in the Kankia Substation in Kano State and Akure Substation in Ondo State, would be completed and energized soon.

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