TCN upgrades substation with 300MVA transformer

The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) has installed a 300 MVA power transformer at the 330/132 kilovolt (kV) Asaba transmission substation in Delta State. This is the third transformer the company is commissioning this year.

TCN in a statement by its head, Public Affairs, Ndidi Mbah, said the in-house engineers installed majority of the 68 transformers added to its network between February 2017 and December, 2019.

The new Asaba 300MVA transformer replaces a disused 150 MVA transformer which was commissioned by the National Integrated Power Project (NIPP) in February, 2015.

However, that transformer developed two major faults up till September 2019.  Another 150 MVA transformer was brought to the substation in 2016 but was also observed to be faulty and was moved to Lagos for repairs.

TCN said it has been supplying bulk power to Asaba from the Onitsha-Asaba 330kV transmission line which caused power supply limitation. But with the new 300 MVA transformer, TCN said there is now 240 megawatts (MW) bulk electricity available at Asaba substation.

Source: Daily Trust