The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) said that it has successfully completed the installation and commissioning into service of 30MVA, 132/33kV power transformer in its Gombe State Transmission Substation on Friday, 12th May, 2017.
TCN in a statement signed by the General Manager (Public Affairs), Mrs. SeunOlagunju, noted that the installation of a 30MVA, 132/33kV power transformer was in response to the continued increase in load demand from the distribution company supplying electricity to the state capital and its environs. This necessitated an increase in transformer capacity to relieve existing transformers in the substation.
The newly installed 30MVA 132/33kV power transformer which was moved to Gombe 132kV Substation from Yola Transmission Station, increased the station’s capacity from 105MVA to 135MVA. The increase in capacity positively impacted power supply to distribution load centers in Gombe and its environs.
In the same vein, TCN hadalso successfully installed two 66MVA 132/33kV power transformers in its Katampe and Alagbon Transmission Stations in Abuja and Lagos respectively, increasing bulk load wheeling capacity of Katampetransmission sub-station at 132kV voltage level, from 120MVA to 126MVA and Alagbon Substation capacity to312MVA on 132kV voltage level.
The transformer capacity in Damboa Transmission Substation was also increased by 40MVA with the installation of a 40MVA, 132/33kV mobile power transformer which was energizedMay 7th, 2017.
The entire transformers installation processes including civil works,were carried out wholly by TCN in-house engineers. The transformers are all fully loaded and efficiently wheeling power to various distribution load centers within the country.
TCN reiterates its commitment to continue to expand its transmission capacity to ensure that it continues to stay above the generation curve while efficiently moving bulk electricity from generation companies to distribution load centers nationwide.