TCN energises newly  re-conductored Sokoto – Birnin- Kebbi Transmission Line




The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) said it has completed the
re-conductoring of the 132 kilovolts (kV) double circuit Sokoto to Birnin
Kebbi power transmission line.


According to its spokesperson, Ndidi Mbah, the 130-kilometre line with 405
towers was energized at the weekend and now transmits about 170
megawatts (MW), which has more than doubled the 70MW previous capacity
of the old line.


“The new 132kV transmission line has solved the low voltage and attendant
poor power situation that used to be prevalent in the Sokoto axis, as TCN is
now enabled to substantially transmit increased bulk power electricity to
Kaduna Electric’s distribution load centres”, she said.


Mbah said the line was overloaded due to increased demand, arising from the
massive increase in population and socio-economic activities necessitating
the upgrade, adding that the new line has solved the problem of overloading
and has ample capacity for anticipated load increase.


She said the project commenced in November 2020 and was implemented in
phases to reduce the effect of scheduled outages on electricity consumers
during the period.

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