By Innocent Obasi
The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) has energised a new 2X60MVA, 132/33kV Gas Insulated Substation (GIS) at Gwarimpa in Abuja to add 98 megawatts (MW) to the national grid.
The 132kV transmission substation has six feeders through which bulk electricity is transmitted to Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC) load centres and receives bulk supply from the Katampe 132kV Transmission line.
The substation is one of the five substations projects making up the Abuja Ring Projects, funded by Agence Francais de Development (AFD).
TCN has been executing various projects, of which the Ring Project is one of them, in order to further expand the transmission grid.
“With the connection of the substation to the transmission network on November 27, TCN has added over 98 megawatts to the national grid,” TNC said in a statement on Wednesday.
The statement said on completion of the entire project, the FCT and its surroundings would have sufficient power supply for the next 50 years.
“TCN would not rest on its oars but continue to work towards further expansion of the nation’s grid, to put in place a robust transmission network that would efficiently transmit bulk electricity to distribution load centres nationwide,” the company further said.