The Transmission Company of Nigeria has delivered a new 60MVA 132/33kV power transformer to its 132/33kV transmission substation in Ojo, Lagos, being part of steps towards completing Phase 1 of the Nigeria-Siemens power project, with the aim of increasing the end-to-end operational capacity of the power supply from approximately 5Gigawatts (GW) to 7GW.
The TCN at the weekend confirmed the delivery of the new 60MVA Siemens power transformer in Ojo, in a statement obtained by EnergyDay at the weekend.
According to TCN, the new 60MVA Siemens power transformer is an addition to the existing 2x60MVA power transformers in the substation.
The statement added that the new transformer will increase the bulk power wheeling capacity of the Ojo Transmission Substation from 96MVA to 144MVA.
It further confirmed that on completion of installation, the new transformer will make available more bulk power supply to Ikeja Electric for onward delivery to its customers in FESTAC, Ojo Army Cantonment, Alaba International, Ajangbadi, and environs.
EnergyDay’s check showed that this development is happening barely a few days after 1x 63 MVA, 132/33KV Mobile Substation at Ajah Transmission Substation was energised.
The FGN Power Company Limited supervising the Presidential Power Initiative has also confirmed the delivery of the 60MVA, 132/33kV PT to the Ojo Transmission substation. Engr. Idowu Oyebanjo, Management Executive at FGNPC Ltd, in a chat with EnergyDay also confirmed the delivery of the project.
He had in a recent statement revealed that the 60MVA, 132/33kV power transformer is a replacement of an older 30MVA, 132/33kV capacity.
Engr. Oyebanjo confirmed that the key operational stakeholders team working on the facility are members of the Project Management Office (PMO) of FGN Power Company of Nigeria Limited, Oska Jo, Design and Engineering Management Consultants (DEMC), and Eko Electricity Distribution Company (EKEDC).
He stated that the operational stakeholder’s participation is part of the holistic consideration to ensure that power system projects under the PPI involve stakeholders in all the sub-systems of the electricity value chain – fuel supply, generation, transmission, distribution, and consumers.
He added that this significant effort is being put in place by FGNPC Ltd to resolve the misalignment in the Nigerian Electricity Sector, affecting the delivery of power projects in Nigeria since privatisation.