TCN Energizes 100MVA Power Transformation In Ogba, Other Substations
The Management of Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) says it has energized another brand new 100MVA 132/33kV power transformer installed in Ogba Transmission Substation, Lagos State, on January 7th, 2020.
The newly energized transformer, which was installed under the supervision of TCN’s engineers, has well increased the capacity of the substation from 165MVA to 265MVA.
In a statement issued and made available to NAIJA CENTER by the General Manager (Public Affairs), Ndidi Mbah, disclosed that, Prior to the installation of the 100MVA power transformer, Ogba Substation had a total of two (2) units of 60MVA 132/33kV power transformers and one (1) unit of 45MVA 132/33kV mobile power transformer.
“To ensure optimal utilization of the newly installed power transformer, a brand new switchyard made up of 132kV, 33kV and three (3) numbers 33kV feeders was equally installed and commissioned,” Mba noted.
He said, the increase in the substation’s capacity, from 165MVA to 265MVA, means that the substation has more bulk electricity available for Ikeja Disco to take to its customers within Ikeja Industrial Area, Ogba – Ijaiye, Agege Pen Cinema, Magoro Cement, Ojodu and Ifako-Ijaiye areas of Lagos State.
To optimize the capacity of the newly commissioned 100MVA at Ogba and other substations feeding Ikeja Distribution Company, Mr Mba explained that, TCN has already imported high capacity conductors and would soon conclude on a reconductoring contract that will expand the transmission lines under IKEDC. These will more than double the current capacity of the lines.
Mba maintained that TCN is religiously implementing the Transmission, Rehabilitation and Expansion Programme (TREP) under which the capacity of the company will be expanded to 20,000MW by 2023.