April 15, 2024

Lagos receives third Siemens power equipment, as TCN delivers new 100MVA 132/33kV power transformer, accessories in Maryland

… substation capacity from 96MW to 152MW


Oredola Adeola


The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) has confirmed the delivery of a new 100MVA 132/33kV power transformer and its accessories, with the aim of increasing the substation’s capacity by 56MW to 152MW.


This development was disclosed in a statement released by TCN and obtained by EnergyDay on Thursday.


EnergyDay gathered that the power transformer is 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.


According to TCN, the new 100MVA power transformer is a part of the FGN Power Project in TCN.


It noted that before now, the Maryland Transmission Substation had a total capacity of 96MW, from two 30MVA 132/33kV and one 60MVA 132/33kV transformers.


TCN further revealed that the substation is expecting the delivery of an additional two new 100MVA power transformers under the TCN-World Bank projects.


It confirmed that the 100MVA transformers will replace the existing transformers in the substation and increase the substation’s capacity to 300MVA (240MW).


TCN said, “The new transformers will improve bulk electricity supply to Ikeja DisCo, for offtake to its customers in Alausa, Maryland, and Mile 12 in Lagos.


The statement from the transmission company therefore emphasised that the World Bank is currently installing four 33kV feeder bays in the substation’s switchyard.


Magdalene Abang, Communications Manager, PPI also confirmed the delivery of the new 100MVA power transformer at the Maryland Transmission Substation in a chat with EnergyDay on Thursday.


The Nigeria-Siemens power project has witnessed a recent milestone with the energization of a 63 MVA, 132/33KV Mobile Substation at Ajah Transmission Substation, and the delivery of a new 60MVA 132/33kV power transformer to its 132/33kV transmission substation in Ojo, Lagos.


These developments are part of FGN Power Company-Presidential Power Initiative (PPI), a collaboration between the Federal Government of Nigeria and Siemens Energy aimed at resolving the challenges in the power sector and expanding the capacity for future power needs.