TCN completes installation of new 300 MVA transformer

The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) has completed the installation and commissioning of a new 300 MVA power transformer at the Alaoji transmission substation in Abia State.

According to a statement signed by the General Manager (Public Affairs), Ndidi Mbah, TCN said that the new 300 MVA power transformer, has increased the station’s installed capacity from 450 MVA to 750 MVA. This makes it the biggest substation in southern Nigeria.

TCN has now increased its capacity to supply Enugu Distribution Company for onward supply to particularly Abia North (Ohafia, Arochukwu, Item, Abriba), Imo State (Okigwe, Arondi-izuogu), parts of Ebonyi and Rivers States.

TCN further stated that the following projects under construction will also benefit from the newly energized 300 MVA transformer; four 132 kV substations at Okigwe (Imo state), Mbalano, Ohafia and Arochukwu (Abia State) which are awaiting completion. The newly energized 300 MVA transformer will also enhance evacuation of power generated into the 132 kV grid network from the Alaoji NIPP and Afam Power Stations.

Source: The Nigerian Voice