Life returns to Egbin, Ijede communities after 4 years, as TCN upgrades substation

Solomon Ezeme

Residents of Egbin, Ipakan and Ijede areas of Ikorodu, Lagos State can now heave a sigh of relief after almost four years of suffering from epileptic power supply following the installation of new 60MVA 132/33kV power transformer at the Egbin 330/132/33kV Transmission Substation, in Lagos.

EnergyDay gathered that the residents of the community have since 2019 been appealing to the Federal Government to stop the authorities of Egbin Power Station from relocating the abandoned transformer project at the Egbin substation meant for the area to another transmission station.

The community had also lamented irregular power supply by the authorities of Egbin Thermal Power Plant in spite of being its host.

Meanwhile, with the recent intervention by the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) through the installation of new 60MVA 132/33kV power transformer and the decommissioning of an old 30MVA transformer within the substation, the community can now enjoy an improved power supply.

Mrs. Ndidi Mbah, TCN’s General Manager, Public Affairs, in a statement issued on Sunday, revealed that with the newly installed transformer, the Company will be transmitting more supply to Ikeja Electric Plc (I.E) which has often, like many others, complained of low transmission from the TCN to its network, in recent times.

The TCN spokesperson stated that the dilapidated 30MVA transformer at the substation will be serviced and relocated to serve other areas with less power demand.

She said, “With the new 60MVA power transformer, the substation capacity to supply bulk electricity to Ikeja Electricity Distribution company has increased by 30MVA.

“This is because TCN has decommissioned an old 30MVA transformer within the substation, which will be serviced and moved to other areas within its network that have a history of minimal electricity demand.

“This substation capacity upgrade will ensure that more power is made available for IKEDC to take to its franchise areas within Ijeda LCDA and Ikorodu Local Government area axis.”

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