TCN procures 3 reactors for Ikot Ekpene, Jos, Apir substations

Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) Thursday said it has procured three reactors, which have been deployed to Ikot Ekpene, Jos and Apir transmission substations for installation.

The reactors are to help correct the voltage problem along the 330kV Ikot Ekpene- Ugwuaji-Makurdi- Jos transmission line axis.

In a statement signed by the General Manager, (Public Affairs) Ndidi Mbah, TCN said the 330kV line had been exposed to constant voltage instability up to 360kV at the Ikot Ekpene, Makurdi and Ugwaji end of the transmission line route, due mainly to lack of reactors.

It said the newly procured reactors upon commissioning would serve to substantially stabilize high voltage along that transmission line route.  

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The statement stated that two of new reactors are already in Jos and Apir (Makurdi) substations, while the third one is on its way to Ikot-Ekpene.

TCN noted that the 330kV transmission line however had other design errors such as lack of transposition of the 330kV lines and lack of fiber optic on the Ugwuaji –Makurdi part of the transmission line, which is necessary for effective SCADA operations.

The company reiterated its commitment to expanding the nation’s grid and noted that having delivered the reactors to the three substations, it would ensure that the contractor commences installation immediately.

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