New substation inaugurated, three more needed in Essien Udim

Nigeria, Akwa Ibom: A new 330 kV substation has been commissioned in Essien Udim, in Akwa Ibom State, as part of the National Independent Power Project which is expected to provide about 1,100 MW boost in power supply to the national grid.

The new substation, with power transformers and associated electrical equipment, will help evacuate power from Ibom, Calabar, Alaoji and Afam Power Stations to boost power supply to Uguwaji and Makurdi in Enugu and Benue states, respectively, reports World Stage.

However, the Deputy State Governor, Mr. Moses Ekpo, noted that in spite of the relevance of this project, Akwa Ibom State communities would not benefit from it in terms of improved quality of power supply as the substation has no transformer to drop the load, but only to receive power from the power stations and feed it to communities in Enugu and Benue states.

Therefore, he urged the minister of power to urgently approve the construction of at least one 150 MVA, 330/132 kV substation and two 60 MVA, 132/33 KV substations in Essien Udim, to serve the community and the state.

Source: World Stage