Power: 330/132/33KV Akure Transmission Substation Ready – TCN
Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) has announced the completion of the 330kV Akure Transmission Substation in Ondo State. The company also said it is accelerating efforts to complete the 330kV transmission line that would supply power to the sub-station.
The executive director, transmission service provider, TCN, Engr. Victor Adewumi, stated this last weekend during an on-the-spot assessment of the facility at the instance of the minister of power, Engr. Abubakar D. Aliyu.
According to the TCN chief, the substation is at 98% completion level and is expected to be commissioned in five months.
The Akure 330/132/33kV Substation has two units of 150mva transformer on the 330kV section, four outgoing 132kV line bays, and two units of 60MVA on the 132kV side with four outgoing feeder bays as well as six outgoing feeder bays on the 33kV side, to enable Benin Disco off-take electricity for its consumers.
Adewunmi stated that the completion of the 330kV transmission line was hindered by Right of Way (RoW) issues, most of which has been resolved by the intervention of the Osun, Ekiti and Ondo state governors.
According to him, the substation would receive supply from two 330kV lines, the Osogbo – Akure line and the Akure- Ihovbor line. This will ensure the power source meets the N-1 criteria, such that if there is a problem on one line, the station will still receive bulk power supply from the other alternative healthy line.
The Akure Substation is one of the projects the minister of power classified as priority project that he wants to commission before the end of 2022. “The project is ready, and we are hoping that in five months, the lines will be completed and the minister will commission this substation,” the Executive Director said.
The ED further noted that the line that was originally designed for the substation, which is the 330kV double circuit from Osogbo to Ihovbor, with a turn in and out at Akure might not be completed in five months because of the distance of the line and the amount of outstanding works.
He however assured that TCN will connect the substation to the existing single circuit 330kV line from Benin to Osogbo which is not too far from the new Akure Substation, by turning it into the substation and out from the substation.
Completion Date Of The Akure Transmission Substation Project
This will be completed in five months enabling the energising, testing, and commissioning of the project, he assured. He appealed to Ondo residents to safeguard power infrastructures against vandalism.
“Everybody wants power but how can we have power when vandals keep bringing down power transmission lines?” he asked, and urged residents to take ownership of every critical infrastructure because.
Coverage Of The Akure Substation
The new station is expected to address epileptic power in Ekiti and improve power supply in Ondo state. When the new Akure Transmission Substation is energized, the voltage profile in Akure is expected to be very good because the substation is very close to Ihovbor and Azura power plants in Edo state.
The industries that are sensitive to energy load can relocate here and make use of the high quality supply from TCN.