TCN receives $245M for transmission grid expansion

Nigeria: The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) has been granted a $245 million financial package by the French Development Agency (AFD) for the expansion of its electricity grid in northern parts of the country.

The funding will enable TCN to undertake the Northern Corridor Project, which will form the backbone for the West African Power Pool (WAPP) connecting Nigeria, Niger Republic, Benin Republic and Burkina Faso through a 330 kV DC transmission line, reports This Day.

The project will also include construction of 330/132/33 kV substations in Sokoto, Daura and Jogana-Kano and 132/33kV substations at Birnin Gwari, Argungu and Lambata in Niger State.

Source: This Day