Nigeria increases transmission with new transformers

The Transmission Company of  Nigeria (TCN) on Wednesday said electricity transmission has been increased by additional 60MVA 132/33kV transformer in its Ajah substation.

In a statement issued by the General Manager (Public Affairs),TCN, Seun Olagunju the 60MVA 132/33kV power transformer which was successfully refurbished, installed and commissioned into service, has brought the transformer capacity at 132kV level to 220MVA.

According to the statement, the newly installed 60MVA 132/33kV power transformer replaced an old 60MVA transformer which failed in the substation last year.

Continuing, the statement disclosed that, TCN is also installing a 60MVA 132/33kV mobile power transformer in the same station to further increase transmission capacity in the area.

The nearly completed mobile transformer will upon completion, boost the transmission capacity in the substation to 280MW, which is above the distribution load requirement in the area.

Source: The Nation Newspaper Nigeria