The Transmission Company of Nigeria has again increased transformer capacity in its Ajah substation with an additional 60MVA 132/33kV power transformer, which was successfully refurbished, installed and commissioned into service on July 11th, 2017, bringing the stations’ transformer capacity at 132kV level to 220MVA.
In a statement signed by the company’s General Manager (Public Affairs), Seun Olagunju, TCN said that the newly installed 60MVA 132/33kV power transformer replaced an old 60MVA transformer which failed in the substation, 28th August, 2016.
According to the statement, TCN is also installing a 60MVA 132/33kV mobile power transformer in the same station to further increase transmission capacity in the area. Installation works have reached advanced stage and on completion, the mobile transformer would increase the transmission capacity in the substation to 280MW, which is above the distribution load requirement in the area.
The increased capacity of the Ajah transmission substation means that additional power is now available to be wheeled to distribution load centers supplying electricity to Ajah and environs.
TCN pledges to continue to work towards expanding and ensuring the nation’s grid stability.