Abuja powers up with two new 100 MVA transformers

Nigeria, Abuja: The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) commissioned two power transformers of 100 MVA capacity each at the 132 kV Katampe and Apo substations, which will provide improved power supply to the Nnamdi Azikiwe international airport and some other cities in the federal capital territory.

With the commissioning of new power transformers, the capacity of Katampe substation has been increased from 120 MVA to 220 MVA, while Apo substation’s capacity has now been raised to 290 MVA, reports Business Day.

Speaking at the commissioning event, the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Raji Fashola, said that the TCN is also implementing the Abuja Transmission Scheme (ATS) financed by Agence Francaise De Development (AFA), with the procurement process for the projects under the scheme in advanced stage.

ATS will include construction of five new substations and a third 330 kV transmission line into Abuja in addition to Shiroro-Abuja and Ajaokuta-Abuja 330 kV substations, with two of the new substations sited at the West Main (Lugbe) and New Apo, and the other three at Lokogoma, Kuje and Gwarimpa.

Source: Business Day