TCN energises new transformer in Delta

The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) has installed and energised a new 150MVA 330/132/33kV Interbus Transformer (IBTR) at the Delta IV Transmission Substation, Ughelli.

Its Group General Manager, Public Affairs, Mrs. Ndidi Mbah, in a statement yesterday said it was loaded last Sunday and loaded at 15:19Hrs and the following day.

She said the inauguration of the new 150MVA power transformer has restored the capacity of the substation by 132MW.

The statement noted that consequently, TCN is able to evacuate/wheel more power for Benin Electricity Distribution Company (BEDC) to offtake from the substation for delivery to electricity consumers in Ughelli, Warri, and its environs.

The installation of the new transformer has restored flexibility to the substation by enabling TCN to evacuate power from Transcorp Power Limited at both at 330kV and 132kV voltage levels.

This means an increase in bulk power transmitted through the substation and improved grid stability.

TCN assured Nigerians of her avowed commitment to enhancing bulk power delivery and grid reliability and pledges that it would continue to execute projects geared towards entrenching a robust transmission grid as catalogued in its Nigerian Electricity Grid Maintenance Expansion and Rehabilitation Programme (NEGMERP).

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