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Nigeria starts 20 4MW power line project in Ekiti


Nigeria, Abuja: Nigerian federal government has begun the construction of a 132-kV transmission line, a substation and a switching station in Ekiti State.

The project objective is to raise the state’s bulk supply by 204 MW.

The Minister of Power Abubakar D. Aliyu, during the ground-breaking ceremony in Ado Ekiti, said the project consists of a 50-km stretch of 132 kV transmission line from Ikere (Ado Ekiti) with a turn in-turn out at Ijesa Isu that terminates at Ilupeju Ekiti.

It also includes a 2 X 60 MVA, 132/33 kV transmission substation with four line bays at Ijesa Isu Ekiti with a switching station at Ikere.

“These are a clear indication that the federal government is not relenting in its determination to ensure that the nation’s power sector receives the desired boost. For the residents of Ekiti State and its environs, the additional 204MW capacity to the grid means that more bulk supply will be readily available for offtake by Benin DisCo for its customers in Ekiti and environs,” noted Aliyu.

The substation project will also resolve the suppressed load in this axis and relieve the overburdened Ado-Ekiti substation, to ensure a more reliable electricity supply to the people of Ekiti.

“Beyond this intolerable level, the quality of the electricity supply is grossly below standard due to the non-availability of adequate 132/33kV transmission lines and the associated equipment that can help improve the quality of power to be delivered to our people, especially those in the interior and the rural areas,” stated the Governor of Ekiti State Kayode Fayemi.

Source: Daily Trust