With the hand over of a new transmission facility over the weekend by the Niger Delta Power Holding of Nigeria (NDPHC) to the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN), it is expected there will be reduce hiccups in power supply to Lagos and Ogun states.
The agency commissioned the plant located in Oke-Aro community, Ogun State last year, but physically handed the plant to TCN at the weekend, having completed the provisions of the contract. TCN is therefore expected to fully utilised the state-of-the-art facility to improve power supply in the two states.
Claudius Ogunrinde, Deputy General Manager, Civil Field Operations of NDPHC/NIPP explained at the ceremony that the company had to test run the facility under the provisions of the contractual terms.
The TCN took partial control of the facility last year to enable it understudy the technology. The transmission plant is meant to step down power from 330kva to 132kva and then to 33kva. The 33kva is where the Discos and consumers are getting supply from.
The facility has four feeders radiating on 33kva and two of them have been in service for about six months while another two has been added, waiting to be commissioned in the next three weeks. TCN chief executive, Engineer Adeoye, assured that the station would boost power supply to Lagos and Ogun states significantly and ease off the load on Ikeja West transmission station at Ayobo, Lagos.
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