The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) says it has successfully installed and commissioned into service, another power transformer at the Ijebu-Ode Transmission Sub-Station, increasing the substations’ capacity from 60MVA to 120MVA.
The company in a statement by its General Manager (Public Affairs), Mrs. Ndidi Mbah in Abuja disclosed that the 60MVA, 132/33kV power transformer would be officially commissioned by the Minister of Power Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Raji Fashola on Thursday.
The additional capacity from the new transformer is in line with the present administration’s policy on incremental power, aimed at gradually growing the capacity and capability of the power sector and is part of the numerous completed and ongoing expansion projects by TCN, the statement added.
TCN said that the additional capacity emanating from the new 60MVA power transformer, has increased power supply through its 3No 33kV outgoing feeders to Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company’s load centers that take supply from the substation.
“This means that TCN has more available electricity at the Ijebu-Ode Substation for Ibadan DisCco to take directly to its customers in Ogun State University, Ago-Iwoye, Ijebu-Ode, Ijebu-Igbo, Ijebu Imushin and environs”, Mrs. Mbah explained.
The statement further noted that the Ijebo-Ode transformer which was wholly installed by TCN engineers, is just one out of the several transformers recently completed and commissioned into service by the company this year. Other ongoing transformer installation works within its Osogbo Region, TCN said, include a 60MVA transformer at the 132/33kV Sagamu Transmission Station, 60MVA transformer in Osogbo Substation and another 60MVA in Ile-Ife Transmission Station. These would also be completed and commissioned within the next two months.