By Etuka Sunday
The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) has carved out two new Work Centers, one each in Katsina and Jalingo under TCN’s Kaduna and Bauchi Regions respectively.
The Genersl Manager, Public Affairs, TCN, Ndidi Mbah in a statement said, the Work Centers were created to further decentralize its services to improve the company’s operational efficiency and ensure more proactive solution to interface issues within the Kaduna and Yola Disco franchise areas.
The new Katsina Work Centre comprise three (3) transmission substations namely; the 2x30MVA 132/33kV Katsina Substation, 2X30MVA Kankia Substation and 2x40MVA Daura Substation, with a total installed capacity of 200MVA at 132kV level.
Katsina Work Center equally has five (5) ongoing substation projects; 2x150MVA, 330/132KV and 2x60MVA,132/33KV in Katsina, 2x60MVA, 132/33kV substation projects in Kurfi, Kankara Dutsinma and Malumfashi Local Government Areas. The Work Center equally has a proposed 2x60MVA 132/33kV transmission substation at Mashi LGA which is yet to commence. Katsina Work Center receives supply through the Kano 132kV lines 1 and 11.
The new Jalingo Works Center in Jalingo Taraba State on the other hand, receives supply through the Yola Sub-region transmission substation at 132kV level.
The new Work Centre is made up of four (4) substations including the 2×30/40MVA 132/33kV substation, Jalingo, 2x60MVA 132/33kV substations in Wukari and Takum and the 2×7.5MVA 132/33kV substation in Kashimbila, with a total installed capacity of 335MVA transformer capacity.
TCN assured that it would continue to work assiduously to rehabilitate and expand the nation’s transmission network to ensure a more efficient and effective transmission of bulk electricity to distribution load centers nationwide.