TCN increases grid capacity to Kaduna by 330MVA

The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) has increased the nation’s grid capacity by 330 Mega Volt Amp, (MVA) with the installation of four additional brand new transformers in Kaduna state.
The newly installed brand new transformers include: 1x150MVA transformer in Mando Substation, 1x60MVA transformer in Zaria substation and 2×60 MVA in its substation in Kakuri.
The company in a statement issued by its General Manager, Public Affairs, Mrs Ndidi Mbah, disclosed that it has also completed the re-conducting of its 132kV Double Circuit Mando – Kaduna Town transmission line, to increase its line capacity from 80MW to 240MW.
The Zaria 60MVA transformer,TCN said had been commissioned by the Minister adding that the company is working hard to ensure that it put in place N-1 capacity in its transmission substations nationwide.
With the installation of the new 150MVA 132/33kV power transformer in Mando, the capacity of the substation has increased from 540MVA on 330kV level to 690MVA.
The company said the development had increased power supply to Kaduna DisCo load centers which now has more available electricity to supply directly to electricity customers in Kaduna Metropolis, Kaduna North and some parts of Kano State.
According to TCN, the additional 1x60MVA power transformer in Zaria Substation has increased the substation’s capacity from 140MVA to 200MVA, adding that there has been substantial increase in power supply through Kaduna DisCo to electricity customers in Zaria Metropolis and its environs including Makarfi, Soba, Giwa, Pambegua, Ikara (most of Northern Senatorial District of Kaduna State) and parts of Kano state.
The statement further noted that TCN had also installed brand new 2X60MVA power transformers in its transmission substation in Kakuri, increasing the substation’s capacity from 150MVA to 240MVA.
This, the company said, had caused a boost in power supply to Kaduna South which houses several textile industries, whose operations had been hindered by poor electricity supply prior to the new transformers installation.
TCN explained that the consistent and successful investment in various transmission substations nationwide is in line with the Federal Government’s policy on incremental power and TCN’s rehabilitation and expansion programme and expressed appreciation to President Buhari’s administration for its support which has enabled the company achieve so much in a short while.

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