The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN), Wednesday, revealed that it has installed and energized a new 150MVA 330/132/33kV Interbus Transformer (IBTR) at Delta IV Transmission Substation, Ughelli, Delta State.
The installation, according to a statement issued by the TCN’s General Manager, Public Affairs, Mrs. Ndidi Mbah, was done on Sunday and loaded on Monday, respectively. Mrs. Ndidi Mbah made this known in a statement in Abuja on Wednesday.
She said the commissioning into service of the new 150MVA power transformer had restored the capacity of the substation by 132MW.
“Consequently, TCN can now evacuate/wheel more power for Benin Electricity Distribution Company (BEDC) to off-take from the substation for onward delivery to electricity consumers in Ughelli, Warri, and its environs.
“The installation of the new 150MVA Interbus Transformer has restored flexibility to the substation by enabling TCN to evacuate power from Transcorp Power Limited at both 330kV and 132kV voltage levels. This means an increase in bulk power transmitted through the substation and improved grid stability”, Mbah said.
TCN assured Nigerians of its avowed commitment to enhancing bulk power delivery and grid reliability and pledges that it would continue to execute projects geared towards entrenching a robust transmission grid as cataloged in its Nigerian Electricity Grid Maintenance Expansion and Rehabilitation Programme (NEGMERP).