By Obas Esiedesa
The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) says it has created two new Work Centres, in Katsina and Jalingo under TCN’s Kaduna and Bauchi Regions respectively, to boost power supply to the areas
TCN General Manager, Public Affairs, Ndidi Mbah in a statement in Abuja on Monday, explained that the Work Centres were created to further decentralize its services to improve the company’s operational efficiency and ensure more proactive solution to interface issues within the Kaduna and Yola DisCos franchise areas.
She stated that the new Katsina Work Centre comprises of three transmission substations namely: the 2x30MVA 132/33kV Katsina Substation, 2X30MVA Kankia Substation and 2x40MVA Daura Substation, with a total installed capacity of 200MVA at 132kV level.
Katsina Work Centre equally has five ongoing substation projects: 2x150MVA, 330/132KV and 2x60MVA,132/33KV in Katsina, 2x60MVA, 132/33kV substation projects in Kurfi, Kankara Dutsinma and Malumfashi Local Government Areas. The Work Centre equally has a proposed 2x60MVA 132/33kV transmission substation at Mashi LGA which is yet to commence. Katsina Work Center receives supply through the Kano 132kV lines 1 and 11.
The new Jalingo Works Centre in Jalingo, Taraba State on the other hand, receives supply through the Yola Sub-region transmission substation at 132kV level.
The new Work Centre is made up of four substations including the 2×30/40MVA 132/33kV substation, Jalingo, 2x60MVA 132/33kV substations in Wukari and Takum and the 2×7.5MVA 132/33kV substation in Kashimbila, with a total installed capacity of 335MVA transformer capacity.
TCN assured that it would continue to work assiduously to rehabilitate and expand the nation’s transmission network to ensure a more efficient and effective transmission of bulk electricity to distribution load centers nationwide.