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TCN boosts grid capacity

In its effort to strengthen the nation’s transmission network to meet the electricity requirement of its constantly growing consumers, the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) said that it has successfully completed the installation and commissioning of a brand new 60MVA and a 45MVA, 132/33kV power transformer in its Ibadan North and Suleija Transmission Substations, respectively.

TCN, in a statement signed by Dave Ifabiyi, the assistant general manager (Public Affairs), 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. The increased capacity of the substation will improve power supply to the state especially the University of Ibadan, IITA Complex as well as the Ibadan North axis of Oyo State.

In the same vein, the company 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. This means 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 Limited 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.

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