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FG announces delivery of seven power transformers to boost electricity supply

 

The Nigeria Federal Government
has announced that it received delivery of seven new power transformers in the
Akangba 330/132kV transmission substation to boost the electricity supply.

 

Ndidi Mbah, the General Manager
of Public Affairs at Transmission Company of Nigeria, disclosed this in a
statement on Thursday.

 

According to TCN, the
transformers range from 60 megavolt-amperes to 100MVA and are part of the
ongoing TCN/World Bank Power projects.

 

Accordingly, Alausa, Akoka, Itire
and Amuwo, all in Lagos State, are the beneficiary substations.

 

“Seven new power transformers
with capacities ranging from 60MVA to 100MVA and their accessories were
recently delivered to Akangba 330/132kV Transmission Substation.

 

“The transformers are part of the
ongoing TCN/World Bank power projects and would be distributed to Alausa
132/33kV Transmission Substation, Akoka 132/33kV Transmission Substation,
Maryland 132/33kV Transmission Substation, Itire 132/33kV Transmission Substation
and Amuwo 132/33kV Transmission Substation.

 

“While the above-listed
substations will receive one transfer each, the Akoko 132/33kV Substation and
Amuwo 132/33kV Substation will receive two transformers each.

 

“When installed, the transformers
substantially increase the company’s transmission capacity”.

 

The TCN/World Bank Project is
designed under the Nigeria Electricity Transmission Project (NETAP), which
commenced in 2017 with an estimated cost of $3.630 million to mitigate power
supply challenges in the country.

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