Five new substations planned for Abuja

Nigeria: The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) announced it plans to invest about $170 million on the construction of five new transmission substations in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja.

The project would include construction of substations in Lokogoma, Gwarinpa, Kuje, Apo and Lugbe, reports This Day.

This would also be complemented by the construction of a new electricity transmission route from Lafia in Nasarawa State to Abuja, to stabilise electricity supply to Abuja.

In addition, TCN’s Managing Director, Mr. Usman Gur Mohammed, said the TCN will send a complaint letter to the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC), to ask for a special regulatory cover for its transmission facilities especially heavy-duty transformers across the country, which he claimed are frequently impacted by electricity accidents caused by electricity distribution companies (Discos).

According to him, the Discos are often connected directly to TCN substations instead of to their injection substations from which they should supply to their network, thus endangering TCN transformers on occasions of electricity accidents.

Source: This Day