May 26, 2024

TCN commences installation of new transformer, breaker: Abuja Steel Company affected


Solomon Ezeme


The Transmission Company of Nigeria, TCN, has begun installation work on the Suleja 132/33Kv Transmission Substation, on Monday.

The Company commenced the installation of a new transformer and circuit breaker in Niger State a day after giving public notice about the work.

In a statement issued by the TCN on Sunday, the Company’s spokesperson, Mrs. Ndidi Mbah, disclosed that the TCN would be commencing installation works on the Transmission Substation from 10am to 6pm.

She stated that the installation would subsequently disrupt electricity supply to the Abuja Steel Company.

The statement read, “The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN), hereby states that it will install a brand new 33 KV current transformer in its Suleja 132/33kV Transmission Substation, Niger State on Monday, 29th November 2021.

“The installation works which will be carried out in-house by TCN’s maintenance engineers will commence by 10am to 6pm of the same day.

“It is important to note that only 26MW supplied at 33KV to the Abuja Steel Company will be interrupted during the installation process.

Mbah promised that power will be immediately restored to the company after the installation process is completed.

“TCN assures that supply will be restored through the substation after the engineers have completed installation works,” she said.

She also disclosed that there will be a 2-hour blackout in areas connected to the 45MVA of the 132/33kV transformer 2 (TR2), within the said substation.

“Meanwhile, the 45MVA, 132/33kV transformer 2 (TR2) in the same substation will be temporarily Interrupted for two hours within the proposed 6-hour time frame to ensure safe working space.

“Consequently, there will be a planned interruption of bulk power supply to AEDC through the Suleja Transmission Substation to enable TCN engineers to carry out the installations,” Mbah said.

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