The Transmission Company of Nigeria has successfully energised a new 60MVA power transformer at its 132/33KV Okenne Transmission Substation in Kogi State, giving the Abuja Electricity Distribution Company an additional 48 megawatts.
TCN also inaugurated a new 60MVA power transformer at its 132/33kV Amukpe Transmission Substation in Delta State.
It said energising the transformers was part of the efforts by the Federal Government to boost electricity supply in the country.
In a statement on its X handle, TCN disclosed that the new transformer had increased the capacity of Okenne substation to wheel more bulk power to the Abuja Electricity Distribution Company by 48MW.
“With the commissioning of the new 60MVA power transformer, the capacity of the substation to wheel more bulk power to Abuja DisCo has increased by 48MW.
“This means that Abuja DisCo can now offtake more electricity for customers within its franchise area,” the TCN said.
It also added that the launch of the 60MVA power transformer in Amukpe had increased the capacity of the substation from 100MVA to 120MVA, giving the Benin DisCo bulk power to serve its customers in Delta State.
Meanwhile, the Minister of Power, Adebayo Adelabu, had warned against vandalising TCN installations in Nigeria.
Adelabu gave the warning during his visit to the Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company.
The Minister, who was accompanied by the Managing Director of TCN, Dr Sule Abdulaziz and the management team of TCN, Osogbo Region, visited TCN’s 330/132kV Ayede Transmission Substation in Ibadan, Oyo State.
At a meeting with Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State, Abdulaziz said emphases were laid on collaboration to improve power supply and safeguard power installations in the State.
“The problem of vandalism and possible ways of curbing the menace as well as involving communities in safe guarding TCN installations and other equipment within the state were also discussed,” he disclosed.