The management of Transmission Company of Nigeria, TCN, on Monday, April 23, inaugurated 100 MVA transformer at Alimosho substation, Lagos to boost electricity supply to residents served by Ikeja Disco.
Managing Director of TCN, Usman Mohammed while inaugurating the project, said the company was not just concerned in increasing the quantum of power, but also the quality of electricity being supplied.
He said that the upgrading of 1X30MVA with 1x100MVA transformer at Alimosho 132/33KV transmission substation had raised the station output capacity from 160 MVA to 230 MVA.
“With this development, TCN has not only established adequate Transformer capacity to serve these parts of Lagos but has also provided the necessary redundancy in line with the requirements of N-1 reliability criterion at Alimosho transmission substations at present.
“In addition, two projects under the transmission rehabilitation and expansion programme will intervene in Lagos and environs.
“The Nigeria Electricity Transmission Access Project (NETAP) will significantly upgrade the following substations; Ijora, Lekki, Alagbon, Alausa, Maryland, Otta, Egbin, Omowu odofun, Itire and Akoka.
“Similarly, the preparation for the Lagos Ogun Transmission Project financed by JICA has reached advanced stage.
“The project will build transmission lines and substations in Likosi, Arigbajo, Badagry, New Agbara, Mountain of Fire and Redeem among others,’’Mohammed said.
According to him, all the projects that TCN is implementing in Lagos and Ogun are consistent with both states policies on power development.
Mohammed said that the ongoing project was part of the World Bank 300 million dollars on International Development Association credit to support the rehabilitation and upgrade of Nigeria’s electricity transmission substations and lines.
He said that the project was part of the Federal Government’s power sector recovery programme to boost electricity generation and distribution system.