December 8, 2022
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TCN increases power supply capacity in Lagos

By on March 6, 2022 0

The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) has announced an increase in its capacity to supply bulk electricity to parts of Lagos and its environs.

This follows an upgrade of its Egbin 330/132/33 Kilo Volt (kV) transmission substation in Lagos State, with the installation of a 60 Mega Volt Ampere (MVA) power transformer 132/33KV.

According to NAN, the disclosure is contained in a statement signed by the Managing Director of Public Affairs of TCN, Mrs. Ndidi Mbah, in Abuja on Sunday, March 6, 2022.

What the TCN spokesperson says

Mbah said the transformer which was installed by TCN’s in-house engineers was energized at 1:05 p.m. on March 2.

She says, “With the new 60 MVA power transformer, the substation’s ability to supply bulk power to Ikeja Electricity Distribution Company (IKEDC) has increased by 30 MVA.

“This is because TCN has decommissioned an old 30 MVA transformer in the substation, which will be serviced and moved to other areas of its network that have a history of minimal electricity demand.

“This substation capacity upgrade will ensure that more power will be made available to IKEDC for its franchise areas within the axis of Ijede LCDA area and Ikorodu local government. .”

What you should know

  • In a related development, in February the TCN, as part of a nationwide power supply boost, announced that it had taken delivery of 15 new power transformers.
  • The power transformers, which include ten 60 Megavolt Ampere (MVA) 132/33KV and five 150 MVA 330/132KV capacity transformers, were expected to increase Nigeria’s power transmission capacity by 1,487 megawatts.
  • In addition, TCN, in an effort to reduce system losses in the power sector, has started the digitization of old transmission substations in its network with the aim of improving the automation system of old ones. transmission substations and their connectivity with the proposed TCN supervisory control and data. Acquisition system (SCADA).