From Anthony Nwachukwu, Lagos
The Niger Delta Power Holding Company (NDPHC) has further boosted electricity supply to Lagos residents with two units of 15MVA (Mega Volt Ampere) injection sub-stations.
Doing the commissioning Tuesday, the NDPHC Managing Director, Mr. Chiedu Ugbo, said the National Integrated Power Projects (NIPP) facilities would boost electricity supply to customers within the Ikeja Disco with not just quantum of power distributed but also the quality supplied.
Ugbo disclosed that in efforts to boost power supply, the company has installed 15MVA transformers for each of Amikanle and Abule Taylor in Alimosho, to draw from the Ayobo transmission station through a dedicated 22.5Km.
According to him, one of the new injection sub-stations is a 15MVA, 33/11KV capacity, with current peak load of 7.7 megawatts, and constructed under the NIPP programme. He noted that the facility would boost the state’s economy through the expansion of small-scale businesses.
“From today, residents within the Ikeja Disco and environs will start benefiting from effective and efficient power supply,” he said. “The sub-stations are serving Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) within the community, including banks, eateries, shopping plazas, roadside shops, welding and block industries, as well as places of worship.
“Part of the 11kv line from the injection sub-station has been connected to the Ikeja Disco existing network. This connection makes the sub-station’s coverage wide in serving the communities in Alimosho Local Government Area.
“We are working to ensure that all pending projects are completed soonest, and have over 70 distribution projects ongoing across the country.”
According to Ugbo, the commissioned projects are part of the Federal Government’s power sector recovery programme and will help to address key bottlenecks in the distribution network, as well as improve access to affordable and reliable electricity. He further disclosed that over 40 projects have been completed across the country in the past two years.