June 21, 2024

Presidential Power Initiative energizes Siemens mobile substation in Lagos, awaits Power Minister commissioning

Siemens Mobile Transformer in Ajah substation

Oredola Adeola


The Federal Government of Nigeria Power Company, (FGNPC) has successfully installed and energized a 1x 63 MVA, 132/33KV Mobile Substation at Ajah Transmission Substation, Lagos State, being part of Phase 1 of the Presidential Power Initiative (PPI).



EnergyDay confirmed that the mobile substation was installed and energized on Wednesday at the Ajah Transmission station, pending the official commissioning by Adebayo Adelabu, Minister of Power.



Further checks showed that the mobile substation was among the first set of 20 transformers and substations (10 Power Transformers and 10 Mobile Substations) that are being delivered and deployed in the first phase of the Nigeria-Siemens Presidential Power Initiative (PPI) project.


The Siemens Energy project aimed at delivering 25GW of electricity to consumers across Nigeria from the current average of around 4,500 MW, through a series of projects spanning three phases.


The Presidential Power Initiative (PPI) project for Phase 1 which is underway, focuses on increasing end-to-end operational capacity from approximately 5GW to 7GW of power generation.



At the moment, there are several projects under this phase including transmission, distribution, National Metering Systems (MDMS), Power Stimulations for Nigeria (PSS4N), and training.



It is expected to be done through the reinforcement of existing transmission and distribution assets, which involves upgrading existing substations, and the installation of new substations and transformers.


The other projects include the deployment of smart metering systems, preparation and network development studies for phases 1 & 2, and training on products installed.



The effort by EnergyDay to get an official statement from the Federal Government of Nigeria Power Company (FGNPC) regarding the progress of a power project was unsuccessful.



However, a source from the FGNPC informed EnergyDay that the equipment and other transmissions are being deployed to sites selected by Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN).


He further confirmed that the project is awaiting the official commissioning of Mr. Adebayo Adelabu, Minister of Power.  He added that there is no official statement at the moment, and however stated that the Wednesday Commission marked the timeliness of the event.



EnergyDay gathered that the successful installation and energization of the Mobile Substation is a significant step towards easing the age-longed power crisis in Ajah, LBS, Sangotedo Abijoh, Awoyaya, Oribanwo, Lakowe, Bogije, Kajola, Igondo, Eleko, Iberekodo, Orimedu, Akodo, Magbon Alade, Refinery, Lekki Idasho, Badore, Idasho, Folu and the rest of other villages in the Eleko environs.




EKEDC has in a recent statement revealed that the two major transformers are needed to boost the electricity supply to the Ibeju Lekki area.



Mr. Babatunde Lasaki, General Manager, Corporate Communications Department, EKEDC, was not available to provide further details about the impact the transformer has on the power crisis in the axis.


Meanwhile, Lasaki in a recent conversation with NAN said, the federal government and Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) intervention are required to construct a 330/132KV substation in the area for even distribution of power.