The Transmission Company of Nigeria said it has completed the installation of 100MVA, 60MVA and 60/66MVA, 132/33kV power transformers in three different transmission substations across the country.
It said the new power transformers had increased transmission capacity from 200MVA to 300MVA in the Ejigbo Substation in Lagos State; 60MVA to 120MVA in Bida Substation, Niger State; and from 80MVA to 140MVA in Ado Ekiti Transmission Substation, Ekiti State.
The General Manager, Public Affairs, TCN, Ndidi Mbah, said the newly installed transformers in Ejigbo, Bida and Ado Ekiti were additions to the several power transformer projects executed in the last one year in various substations across Nigeria.
She stated that prior to the installation of the three transformers, the Ejigbo Substation had 100MVA, 60MVA and 40MVA transformers, Bida Transmission Substation had two units of 30MVA transformers, while Ado Ekiti had two units of 40MVA transformers.
“The installation of the new transformers is pursuant to the present administration’s policy aimed at transforming the power sector for economic development and growth of the Nigerian economy,” Mbah said.
The TCN said the new 100MVA power transformer in Ejigbo had increased bulk electricity to Ejigbo Substation for Ikeja Electricity Distribution Company to distribute electricity in Ejigbo, Egbe, Oke-Afa, Shasha, Ikotun, Ijegun, Idimu and Lagos airport.
It said the additional 60MVA 132/33kV transformer in Bida had also increased bulk power supply to Abuja Electricity Distribution Company, adding that AEDC now had more power to distribute to households in Bida, Lemu, Army barracks, Dogo, Agaye Kacha and Kutigi through AEDC’s injection substation connected to the new substation.
“The new Ado Ekiti 60/66MVA 132/33kV transformer has increased Benin Electricity Distribution Company’s capacity to give their customers more stable and longer hours of electricity. Areas that should benefit from this, include Ado-Ekiti metropolis, Ado-Ekiti University, Federal Polytechnic, Afe Babalola University, Ikere Ekiti, Aramoko, Ilawe and environs,” Mbah said.