Ndidi Mbah, the General Manager of Public Affairs at Transmission Company of Nigeria, on Thursday, announced that the Federal Government received delivery of seven new power transformers in the Akangba 330/132kV transmission substation to boost the electricity supply.
According to TCN, the transformers range from 60 megavolt-amperes to 100MVA and are part of the ongoing TCN/World Bank Power projects. Daily Post reports that Alausa, Akoka, Itire and Amuwo, all in Lagos State, are the beneficiary substations.
“Seven new power transformers with capacities ranging from 60MVA to 100MVA and their accessories were recently delivered to Akangba 330/132kV Transmission Substation.
“The transformers are part of the ongoing TCN/World Bank power projects and would be distributed to Alausa 132/33kV Transmission Substation, Akoka 132/33kV Transmission Substation, Maryland 132/33kV Transmission Substation, Itire 132/33kV Transmission Substation and Amuwo 132/33kV Transmission Substation.
“While the above-listed substations will receive one transfer each, the Akoko 132/33kV Substation and Amuwo 132/33kV Substation will receive two transformers each.
“When installed, the transformers substantially increase the company’s transmission capacity”.
The TCN/World Bank Project is designed under the Nigeria Electricity Transmission Project (NETAP), which commenced in 2017 with an estimated cost of $3.630 million to mitigate power supply challenges in the country.