The Nigerian Government has completed the 2 x 150MVA 330/132/33kV and 2x60MVA 132/33kV Rimin Zakara Transmission Substation as well as the installation of new 20/30MVA 132/33kV mobile transmission substation in Bichi, in Kano State, to boost bulk electricity supply in the state.
The Transmission Company of Nigeria disclosed this in a statement obtained by EnergyDay on Wednesday.
According to TCN, the new facilities in Rimin Zakara Transmission substation, which was scheduled to be commissioned later President Bola Tinubu, has a transformer capacity of 240MW on 330kV level and 96MW on 132kV level, that will boost power supply within Kano Electricity Distribution Company franchise area.
The TCN also announced the completion of the installation of the new 20/30MVA 132/33kV mobile transmission substation in Bichi, Kano State, adding that the 24MW mobile substation has increased bulk power available for Kano DisCo to take to its customers in Bichi, Bagwai, Dawakin tofa, and some parts of the Dawanau area of Kano State.
A source at the TCN in a chat with EnergyDay on Wednesday disclosed that the Rimin Zakara Transmission substation was delivered with the 330kV Kano to Katsina transmission line that will boost bulk supply of electricity to the new substation in Kano.
According to him the lines which was awarded since around 2010, were delayed due to Right of Way (RoW) issues.
He said that the issue was later resolved between the Kano government and TCN; after the State facilitated the payment for the land to the affected communities.
The TCN source further hinted that the substation in Kano State when commissioned, will boost transmission to the city of Kano, expanding the supply from one to 330kV substations.