By Anthony Isaac
The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) on Thursday disclosed that it has energized another brand new 100MVA 132/33kV power transformer installed in Ogba Transmission Substation in Lagos.
TCN’s General Manager, Public Affairs, Mrs. Ndidi Mbah in a statement in Abuja said the transformer which was energized two days ago was installed under supervision of the company’s engineers.
The transformer, according to Mrs. Mbah, has increased the capacity of the substation from 165MVA to 265MVA.
She explained that prior to the installation of the 100MVA power transformer, Ogba Substation had a total of two units of 60MVA 132/33kV power transformers and one unit of 45MVA 132/33kV mobile power transformer.
“To ensure optimal utilization of the newly installed power transformer, a brand new switchyard made up of 132kV, 33kV and three number 33kV feeders was equally installed and commissioned”, she added.
The company said the increase in the substation’s capacity, from 165MVA to 265MVA, meant that the substation has more bulk electricity available for Ikeja Disco to take to its customers within Ikeja Industrial Area, Ogba – Ijaiye, Agege Pen Cinema, Magoro Cement, Ojodu and Ifako-Ijaiye areas of Lagos State.
She explained: “To optimize the capacity of the newly commissioned 100MVA at Ogba and other substations feeding Ikeja Distribution Company, TCN has already imported high capacity conductors and would soon conclude on reconductoring contract that will expand the transmission lines under IKEDC. This will more than double the current capacity of the lines.
“TCN is religiously implementing the Transmission, Rehabilitation and Expansion Programme (TREP) under which the capacity of the company will be expanded to 20,000MW by 2023”.