TCN commissions new 132/33kV mobile transformer

…adds 40MVA to Ejigbo transmission station

By Musa Adamu

The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) said it had increased transmission capacity in its substation in Ejigbo, Lagos, with the commissioning of a brand new 1x 40MVA 132/33KV Mobile Transformer, bringing the capacity of the substation to 200MVA from 160MVA.
The commissioning ceremony was performed by the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, represented by the Minister of State Power, Works and Housing, Alhaji. Suleiman Hassan on the sideline of the 19th Monthly Power Sector Stakeholders in Lagos.
Performing the commissioning ceremonies, the Minister commended TCN’s expansion drive which he said spans the entire nation, noting that the commissioning of a new substation in Ejigbo was laudable, considering that the population in this axis had continued to grow.
He encouraged TCN to continue to forge ahead in improving the nation’s transmission system.
Earlier on, while welcoming the new Minister of State, the Interim Managing Director (IMD) and Chief Executive Officer of TCN, Usman Gur Mohammed, informed the Minister that the transformer was wholly installed by TCN engineers, whom he said had installed power transformers in some other TCN Sub-Stations in the past few months.
The TCN said the new 1x40MVA Mobile Transformer which hasd already been energized.
He said it was just one out of the three transformers earmarked for the substation.
He said works had reached advanced stage in the installation of 2x100MVA 132/33kV power transformers by the Project Monitoring Unit of TCN.
He said: “The 2x100MVA would replace the old 2x 30MVA transformers in the station and on completion add 140MVA transformer capacity to the station, bringing the capacity of the substation to 340MVA.”
The IMD further explained that the upgrading of the substation would enable TCN transmit more bulk electricity to distribution load centers which would enable them take care of increased power demand in Ejigbo, Jakande Estate, Igando, Ijegun, Ijedodo, Oke-Afa, Idimu, Ikotun, Bolorunpelu, Shasha, Agodo, Egbe, Abaranje , Murtala Mohammed International Airport among others.
“TCN wish to assure Nigerians that it would continue to ensure the sustainability of the current grid stability. Equally with the support of the Federal Ministry of Power, Finance and several Donors, it will continue to expand its capacity and provide redundancy in line with international standard.”

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