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TCN boosts transmission capacity with 80MVA substation


[FILES] Transmission Company of Nigeria

Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN), has announced the completion of a new 80MVA 132/33kV transmission substation in Yauri, Kebbi State.

TCN’s General Manager, Public Affairs, Ndidi Mbah, noted that the substation project was one of the many contracts that were taken over by TCN from contractors and completed by its in-house engineers.

Mba, who noted that the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Raji Fashola, would officially inaugurate the substation, said one of the transformers at the station has been energised, while arrangements are being made for the second transformer.


Mba noted that installations were only about 50 per cent when the company took over the substation but completed the project in less than three month.

The new Yauri 2x40MVA 330/33kV Transmission Substation was first awarded in December 2007, but the contractor failed to complete the contract for 11years. Consequently, TCN took over the project on the May 2018.

She noted that the Yauri Transmission Substation has increased the quantum of bulk electricity supply to Kano Electricity Distribution Company load feeders for onward delivery to electricity customers in Yauri, Zuru, Koko, Shanga and Wara in Kebbi State. Other areas that would also benefit include Ibeto, Nasko, and Salka in Niger State.

“This new 80MVA capacity Substation is one out of the several transmission substation projects that the current management had taken over from contractors who have shown lack of capacity to complete the projects and completed them. Others include Damaturu, Kwukwaba, Wudil, and Mayo Belwa Substations among others.

TCN has also completed and commissioned into service over 40 transformers in its substations nationwide, from February 2017 to date,” Mba noted.

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