Electricity supply to the residents of Abuja especially those living in Gwarinpa, Asokoro, Garki, Life Camp, Jabi, Kado, Wuye, Maitama, Mpape, and others has been boosted following the successful installation of a brand new 100MVA 132/33kV power transformer at Katampe Transmission substation, which has increased its transmission capacity from 120MVA to 220MVA.
Ndidi Mbah, Transmission Company of Nigeria(TCN) General Manager, Public Affairs made this known in a statement released on Thursday and obtained by EnergyDay.
EnergyDay’s check showed that the 100MVA 132/33kV power substation transformer in Katampe was completed five(5) years after it was initiated and inaugurated by Babatunde Fashola, former Power Minister and Usman Mohammed, former Managing Director of TCN.
The new transformer was aimed at enabling the transfer of additional bulk electricity to the Abuja Electricity Distribution Company. for onward distribution within its franchise network.
According to Mbah, the transformer was energized by 2:58 pm, on Thursday, April 13, 2023.
She said, “With the commissioning into service of the new 100MVA power transformer, the capacity of the substation has increased by 32MW, from 96MW to 128MW.
“Consequently, the Katampe substation now has available more bulk power for Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC) to take to its customers in Abuja and environs,” the spokespoken said.
Mbah however assured Nigerians of TCN’s avowed commitment to grid expansion and efficiency and pledges to continue to execute projects geared towards a more robust transmission grid.
EnergyDay further gathered that the 100MVA at Katampe has increased the total transmission capacity to above 7,300MW as of March 4, 2023.