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TCN energizes 100MVA transformer in Ogba Lagos substation

The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) has energized a brand new 100MVA 132/33 kilovolt (kV) power transformer installed at the Ogba Transmission Substation in Lagos State. A statement by the spokesperson of TCN, Mrs Ndidi Mbah, said the energized transformer, which was installed under the supervision of TCN’s engineers, has increased the capacity of the substation from 165MVA to 265MVA.

It said: “Prior to the installation of the 100MVA transformer, Ogba Substation had two units of 60MVA 132/33kV transformers and one unit of 45MVA 132/33kV mobile transformer.”

To ensure optimal utilization of the newly installed transformer, a new switchyard comprising 132kV, 33kV and three units of 33kV feeders was equally installed and commissioned.

TCN said with the increase in the substation’s capacity, from 165MVA to 265MVA, the substation now has more bulk electricity available for Ikeja Distribution Company (DisCo) to take to its customers within Ikeja Industrial Area, Ogba – Ijaiye, Agege Pen Cinema, Magoro Cement, Ojodu and Ifako-Ijaiye areas of Lagos.

To optimize the capacity of the commissioned 100MVA transformer at Ogba and other substations feeding Ikeja DisCo, it said, TCN has already imported high capacity conductors and would soon conclude a reconductoring contract that will expand the transmission lines under the DisCo.

“This will more than double the current capacity of the lines,” the statement noted.

The spokesperson said TCN has sustained the implementation of the Transmission, Rehabilitation and Expansion Programme (TREP) under which the capacity of the company will be expanded to 20,000MW by 2023.

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