Truckloads of power transformers and accessories have flooded transmission substations located at Kumbtso, Alagbo, Ijora, Ota and Egbin in continuing efforts of the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) to stabilize and boost power transmission nation wide through implementation of World Bank funded projects.
This is as the Kumbotso 330/132/33kV Transmission Substation, Kano received another 13 heavy duty trucks, loaded with transformer accessories, bringing to 20 the total number of trucks that have delivered the accessories for 300MVA and 100MVA power transformers that will soon arrive the Kumbotso Transmission Substation.
According to the breakdown of the latest transformers and accessories delivered, the Alagbon 330/132/33kV Transmission Substation recently received truckloads of 2 x 100/125 MVA power transformers and accessories.
The TCN General Manager, Public Affairs, Mrs Ndidi Mbah, explained in a statement that the transformers on installation, would increase the capacity of Alagbon Substation to 480MW.
She said that TCN’s Ijora 132/33kV Transmission Substation, Lagos, also took delivery of trucks containing one number 100MVA transformer and accessories at its 132/33kV Ijora Transmission Substation, Lagos, adding that the transformer would add 80MW to the capacity of the substation.
On TCN’s Ota 132/33kV Substation, she said it received truckloads of transformer accessories only, while assuring that the 1X100/125 MVA, 132/33kV transformer will be delivered to Ota Transmission Substation in Ogun State by next week
Also, TCN’s Egbin 330/132kV Transmission Substation took delivery of 330kV and 132kV switch gears and accessories for the replacement of all obsolete 330kV and 132kV switchgears for efficient operation of the grid.
For the Kumbotso Transmission Substation, she said the 300MVA &100MVA transformer accessories were waiting for the arrival of the transformers for installation.
The 300MVA is targeted at increasing bulk power to five substations including, TCN’s DanAgundi, Hadejia, Wudil and Azare Substations as well as the Kumbotso Substation where it will be installed.
Meanwhile, the 100MVA power transformer is targeted at increasing bulk supply to Kano Industrial areas through Kano DisCo.
“All these projects are a part of TCN’s ongoing World Bank funded projects and in line with TCN’s policy on the efficient execution of its grid expansion plan, the projects are being vigorously pursued to ensure their timely execution and completion”, she said.