The Federal Government has commissioned the 2 x 60MVA, 132/33kV, Transmission Substation, Kukwaba, in Abuja, built by the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN), as part of efforts to improve power supply situation within the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
Performing the commissioning ceremony on behalf of the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, on Monday, 10th July 2017, the Permanent Secretary (Power), Mr. Louis Edozien, noted with delight that the project was delivered in line with the current administration promise to deliver incremental power to Nigerians.
Mr. Edozien who lauded the indigenous contractor, NEWS Engineering Limited and TCN for working together to complete the project abandoned by the foreign contractor that initially handled the project, stated that the Minister, Mr. Babatunde Fashola was committed to supporting and encouraging Nigerian enterprises in the power sector.
In his remarks, the interim MD/CEO, TCN, Mr. Usman Gur Mohammed, stated that TCN was working assiduously to further expand transmission capacity nationwide so that it would continually stay ahead of generation capacity even as generation improves. He said that the Kukwaba substation would provide relief the the Apo transmission substation even as he announced plans by TCN to construct 5 additional substations in Abuja.
On his part, the Managing Director and CEO of Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC), Mr. Ernest Mupawaya, expressed appreciation for the facility and noted that the 2x60MVA Kukwaba substation, has increased transformer capacity within Abuja and that customers in Games Village, Apo and Lugbe will experience improved electricity supply.
The commissioning of the Kukwaba 2x60MVA 132/33kv Transmission substation initially awarded to North-China Power Engineering Company in 2006, before it was rewarded to News Engineering Nigeria Limited in 2011, has added 120MW transformer capacity to the FCT.