Akangba sub-station targets 1GW power transmission

April 30th, 2018

Akangba Transmission Sub-Region Station, in Surulere Local Government Area of Lagos State would soon be transmitting one Giga Watt (1000MW) of power in the sub-region, the Assistant
General Manager of the sub-region, Engr. Anthony Dim, has disclosed.

A statement by the Ag. Director (Press) of the Ministry of Power, Works and Housing, Etore E. Thomas said in Abuja
that Dim made the disclosure while speaking to a team of journalists at the station.

He said there have been consistent increase in its wheeling capacity, due to
constant rehabilitation and turn around maintenance of equipment in the last one year.

He explained that station was one of the oldest transmission sub-station in the country, commissioned in 1968 with 4 x
90MVA transformers.

He further disclosed that rehabilitation and turn around maintenance of the station has increased flexibility in the
operation of the sub-region as equipment can easily be taken in and out for regular maintenance. Engr. Dim further revealed
that very soon the sub-region would increase its wheeling capacity from 660MW to 1000MW, saying that a lot has
been achieved in the sub-region as it presently has transformers of 4 x90MVA, 2 x 180MVA and 1 x 300MVA capacities.
He gave the assurance that once the 300MVA Transformer is installed, the sub-region would achieve the target of 1000MW wheeling capacity, which would
increase power supply to Eko DisCoa��s franchise areas.

Earlier, the Team was at the Ikeja West Transmission Sub-Region, Ipaja Ayobo, Lagos State, where the Assistant General Manager, Engr. Akintola Mojeed, had disclosed that the region supplies power to Ikeja, Ibadan and Eko DisCos as well
as transmits over 300MW to Benin Republic, under bi-lateral agreement between Nigeria and Benin Republic.

Engr. Akintola further revealed that due to ongoing rehabilitation works at the Region, couple with replacement of the state of the art equipment like Isolators, Control Panels, and installation of
300MVA transformers, the sub-region was able to increase its wheeling capacity from 750MW to 1050MW.

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