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Nigerians’ll Enjoy More Electricity As TCN Gets 15 New Transformers

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Nigerians are set to enjoy increased electricity as the Transmission Company of Nigeria, TCN, has acquired 15 new transformers.

TCN who took delivery of the transformers from Apapa Port, Lagos, said they will increase power transmission in Nigeria.

It said the national grid will get additional 1,487 megawatts which is the extra capacity that the transformers will add.

TCN said it took delivery of the transformers on Sunday.

Note that the issue of poor electricity has been and is still a major challenge in Nigeria.

While many areas remain cut off from electricity, those who have get power on very exorbitant rates.

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also, as at the time of filing this report, there is an ongoing protest at the Ikeja Electricity office over high bills.

Residents of Ijaiye-Ojokoro stormed the power office to protest what they called crazy bills by the Ikeja Electric.

However, TCN said the new transformers will help address the issue of poor electricity in the country.

It said the transformers comprise ten (10) number 60MVA 132/33kV and five (5) number 150MVA 330/132kV capacity transformers.

TCN will deliver the transformers to its various project sites nationwide.

Acting MD/CEO, TCN, Engr. Dr. Sule Abdulaziz made the announcement.

He also said that the contract for the supply of the power transformers came under the Nigerian Electricity Transmission Project (NETAP).

The World Bank funded the project while TCN will decide which project sites to install the transformers.

Dr. Abdulaziz said on installation and connection to the grid, 10 of the 60MVA 132/33kV and  five 150MVA 330/132kV transformers will add 637MW and 850MW respectively to the transmission network.

He said this will in turn increase the total capacity of the transmission system by 1487MW.

Engr. Abdulaziz revealed that the World Bank had in August last year, funded power transformer supply contracts in Nigeria.

The contracts added ten 60MVA132/33kV transformers and 25 earthing transformers.

He stated that out of the 10 different 60MVA transformers, TCN installed five in Karu and Gombe Substations.

Also, it is currently installing two in Kano and one in Lagos.

“This is the first time in the history of TCN that it took delivery of large numbers of transformers within a short period.

“These are milestone achievements for TCN, as it strives to implement its short-term development plan under the Nigerian Electricity Grid Maintenance, Expansion and Rehabilitation Programme,” Abdulaziz stated.


With the delivery of the new transformers, Nigerians will hopefully get more electricity.

Also, this will in turn help Nigerians save money from having to look for alternative sources of power for their needs.

Although we don’t see the feasibility of this, however, this ought to reduce electricity tariff in the country.

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