TCN energises 100MVA transformer in Ogba substation

The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN), Thursday, said it has energised a new 100MVA 132/33kV power transformer installed in Ogba Transmission Substation, Lagos state.

The General Manager, Public Affairs, TCN, Ndidi Mbah, in a statement she issued in Abuja said the transformer was energised on January 7.

Mbah said the newly energised transformer which was installed under supervision of TCN’s engineers has increased the capacity of the substation from 165MVA to 265MVA.

“Prior to the installation of the 100MVA power transformer, Ogba Substation had a total of two (2) units of 60MVA 132/33kV power transformers and one unit of 45MVA 132/33kV mobile power transformer.

“To ensure optimal utilisation of the newly installed power transformer, a brand new switch-yard made up of 132kV, 33kV and three 33kV feeders was equally installed and commissioned.

“The increase in the substation’s capacity, from 165MVA to 265MVA, means that the substation has more bulk electricity available for Ikeja Disco to take to its customers within Ikeja Industrial Area, Ogba – Ijaiye, Agege Pen Cinema, Mangoro Cement, Ojodu and Ifako-Ijaiye,” she said.

She said to optimise the capacity of the newly commissioned 100MVA transformer at Ogba and other substations feeding Ikeja Distribution Company, TCN has already imported high capacity conductors.

Mbah said TCN would soon conclude its reconductoring contract that would expand the transmission lines under IKEDC.

“This, will more than double, the current capacity of the lines. TCN is religiously implementing the Transmission, Rehabilitation and Expansion Programme (TREP) under which the capacity of the company will be expanded to 20,000MW by 2023,” she said.   

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