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TCN increases transformer capacity in Ajah

The Transmission Company of Nigeria said it has increased the transformer capacity in its Ajah substation by additional 60MVA 132/33kV, thus bringing the stations’ capacity to 220MVA. This is even as TCN stated that it is collaborating with Kebbi, Kano, Ogun, Lagos, Bauchi Abia and Edo State Governors among others, in implementing its flagship Transmission Rehabilitation and Expansion Programme (TREP). The company also noted that, it has commissioned a new 40MVA Transformer at its 132/33kV transmission Sub-station at Mayo-Belwa. In a statement made available to Sweetcrude, the company stated that the newly installed 60MVA 132/33kV power transformer in Ajah substation replaced an old 60MVA transformer which failed in the substation, 28th August, 2016. The company disclosed that it’s also installing a 60MVA 132/33kV mobile power transformer in the same station to further increase transmission capacity in the area. Installation works have reached advanced stage and on completion, the mobile transformer would increase the transmission capacity in the substation to 280MW, which is above the distribution load requirement in the area. The increased capacity of the Ajah transmission substation means that additional power is now available to be wheeled to distribution load centers supplying electricity to Ajah and environs. Meanwhile, TCN has commissioned a new 40MVA Transformer at its 132/33kV transmission Sub-station at Mayo-Belwa as part of efforts to improve power supply in the nation. The newly constructed station was energized on Tuesday the 11th of July, 2017 by 12.10pm. TCN stated that with the completion of the new station, transmission capacity in Yola Sub-region has increased with about 32MW. The Mayo-Belwa 132/33kV substation connects Ngurore 33kV Feeder and Mayo-Belwa 33kV Feeder thus extending power supply to Jada, Toungo, Ganye and several other towns and villages in Taraba State. Prior to the construction of the new station, Mayo-Belwa received power supply from Yola Transmission Station, through the 33kV Mayo-Belwa/ Numan feeder. Olagunju also revealed that TCN is working with the Governor of Kaduna State, Mallam Nasiru El-Rufai, to build two new 330kV substations in Kaduna and Zaria and three additional 132kV substations at Rigasa, Kakau and Jaji as well as the reconstruction of the Kaduna-Kano 330kV SC transmission line. #vanguard

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