Kaduna Electric Wants Faulty Transmission Facilities Fixed
Kaduna Electric has called on authorities to fix the faulty transmission facilities in its network.
In a statement by the spokesman, AbdulAzzez Abdullahi on Thursday, the firm denied rejecting any load allocated to it by the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN).
It maintained that contrary to report, it has a “maximum demand of about 500megawatts (mw) as verified during the stress test conducted in November, 2015.”
Abdullahi attributed the discrepancy between the load allocation from the National Control Centre (NCC) and the load taken by the company to system “instability and capacity limitation of TCN’s infrastructures”.
It said TCN substations in Birnin Kebbi, Talatan Mafara, Gusau and Kaduna and some transmission lines within the Discos’ franchise area are either aged or grossly over loaded to guarantee full load.
“It is practically impossible for our Company to strictly adhere to load allocation of the NCC due to auto under frequency relay operations of the TCN on the Kaduna town 2 132KV line”, he said.
He appealed for the immediate upgrade of the 330/132KV, 90MVA transformer T1 in Birnin Kebbi transmission works Centre to 150MVA to enable the Company improve power supply to Sokoto and parts of Zamfara States.
He also called for the upgrading of the transformers in Gusau and Kaduna and rehabilitation of the Funtua-Gusau 132Kv line accordingly.