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TCN boost power supply with new transformer

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By Felix Kuyinu

Residents of Ejigbo Local Council Development Area have been told by the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) that there has been an installation of energised new transformers and transmission lines in the community to improve electric supply.

The company stated this in a statement issued by its General Manager, Public Affairs, Mrs. Ndidi Mbah in Abuja today.

Mbah said that the new measure which was part of its provision in five states in the country included: 1X60MWA power transformer in Katsina substation, 1X100MVA transformer in Ejigbo substation and 2X60MVA in Odogunyan substation both in Lagos.

Others are the 1X60MVA transformer in old Abeokuta substation, and 1X60MVA transformer in Calabar substation.

She disclosed that the new transformers had been energised and have started supplying power to various communities where they were installed.

She stated, “With the new installation of 1x100MVA, the power supply rationing, recently experienced by customers of Ikeja Disco around Ejigbo is expected to stop.

“Installation of another 1X100 MVA to replace the second 1X30MVA in the same substation has also commenced, completion would further boost transmission capacity in that axis.”

According to her, the management of TCN has assured Nigerians that low quality transformers which were procured in the past would no longer be allowed on the National Grid.

She noted that necessary steps for the fortification and standardisation of substations, lines and major equipment have been taken, adding that TCN has also for the first time included certification by reputable international testing laboratories as requirement for its procurement.

She also affirmed that the only way TCN’s rehabilitation and expansion programme would benefit the nation was for a commensurate investment in the distribution networks nationwide.

She however said that TCN was aware of locations in its network where improvement was still required and assured that they were being addressed through various installations.

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