Lafia transmission substation completed, energized – NDPHC | The Guardian Nigeria News
Niger Delta Power Holding Company (NDPHC) has announced that the Lafia 2X150 Mega Volt Ampere (MVA) 2X60 / 132/33/330 Kilo Volt (kV) transmission substation is finally completed and powered up.
Technical adviser (media), NDPHC, Mr. Sanya Adejokun, said this in a statement in Abuja on Monday.
Adejokun said the contract for the multi-billion Naira National Integrated Electricity Project (NIPP) Lafia 330/132 / 33kV transmission substation was awarded by Niger Delta Power Holding Company in November 2016.
Adejokun, who said work began on the Akurba site in 2017, noted that the NIPP aimed to strengthen power infrastructure and improve supply nationwide.
“The 2 150 MVA 330/33 kV transformers T1 and T2 as well as the 75 MVar shunt reactor (for voltage regulation / control) were successfully energized on November 30.
“Wednesday, December 1, 24 hours after the successful power-up of the 2 60MVA 132 / 33kV transformers T3 and T4.
Executive Director, Networks, NDPHC, Mr. IfeOluwa Oyedele, said the Lafia 330/132 / 33kV substation is currently the newest of its kind in the network.
“And, equipped with state-of-the-art, world-class digital control and protection facilities with a fully functional human-machine interface (HMI) that enhances real-time operational flexibility, monitoring and control of all electrical variables of the plant. substation, ”he said. noted.
Governor Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa, who attended the technical commissioning of the transmission substation praised the success of the project. “The Lafia substation has been successfully tested and connected to the grid.
“The transmission station has the capacity to supply and respond to 240 MW of load demand. The project will improve and ensure uninterrupted power supply to Nasarawa and its immediate neighboring states.
“Until now, even the Government House, Lafia could not operate with electricity from the distribution network because the 33kV line which comes from Akwanga is grossly overloaded and insufficient to supply the state capital and its surroundings. .
“The project will also help provide feed back to FCT, whenever needed, as FCT is served from the Shiroro and Geregu power plants,” he said.
Oyedele said that already, Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC) has almost completed the crosslinking of distribution lines which will ensure that residents of the state and surrounding areas will immediately start enjoying all the benefits of the completed Lafia substation. .
He said that during construction, the project has been a source of employment and capacity building for dozens of Nigerians, as most of the technicians and engineers on site are Nigerians.