…adds over 98mw to the grid
The Transmission Company of Nigeria [TCN] has energized the brand new 2x60mva, 132/33kv Gas Insulated Substation (GIS) at Gwarinpa.
The 132kV transmission substation energised on November 27, is one of the five substation projects comprising the Abuja Ring Projects, funded by Agence Francais de Developpment (AFD).
The substation has six (6) feeders through which bulk electricity is transmitted to Abuja Electricity Distribution Company’s (AEDCs) load centers.
It also receives bulk supply from the Katampe 132kV Transmission line. The public affairs officer of the TCN, Mrs. Ndidi Mbah, said with the connection of the substation to the transmission network, TCN has added over 98 megawatts to the national grid.
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In a statement yesterday the TCN spokeswoman the other four substation projects are at various stages of completion. “Two would soon be energized while the other two are ongoing,” she said
According to her, upon completion of the entire project, the FCT and environs would significantly have adequate power supply for the next 50 years.
The Abuja Ring Project is one of the several projects being executed by Transmission Company of Nigeria to further expand the transmission grid.
“TCN would not rest on it oars but would continue to work towards further expanding the nations grid, to put in place a very robust transmission network that would continue to efficiently transmit bulk electricity to Distribution load centers nationwide,” the spokesperson said.
By Bosco Anayo