The Government of Nigeria has revealed that the Transmission Company of Nigeria’s plan to improve grid capacity is 90% complete.
This is disclosed by Minister of Power, Mr Abubakar Aliyu while inspecting the wheeling capacity project on Friday in the “Abuja Ring Project” implemented by TCN.
The Minister disclosed that there are six similar projects in the country and that all should be done before the end of the year.
What the Minister said: Abubakar Aliyu noted that the six projects will be built on lines and substations, and when completed TCN will have a capacity of over 1000 Megawatts (MW).
- “The project is about six and they are more than 90 percent completed and expected to be completed in November, or December. The contractor is chasing the completion date and when completed it will increase the power supply in Abuja and its environs.
- “This project was financed with a loan of 170 million dollars from the French Development Agency (AFD) and was initiated by President Muhammadu Buhari’s Administration in 2018 in a bid to increase the capacity of the Nigerian Electricity Supply Industry (NESI),” he said.
- He added that it will include new substations around Dawaki, Gwarinpa, New Apo substation, Old Apo existing substation. He noted that the new substation in Apo is a new one and received a line of 330 KVA from Nassarawa to increase the supply to Abuja and environs.
In the Siemens Power Projectthe minister said that some engineers will go to France before the end of the month to do a factory test of some transformers.
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What you need to know: Nairametrics reported earlier this year that the French Development Agency is funding a plan to boost Nigeria’s electricity supply through Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) to the National Grid of 817 Megawatts (MWs).
- TCN noticed that when the project is completed, it is expected to add 1.465 transmission lines to the grid and upgrade the existing power supply, mentioning that the project owned by TCN is called Abuja Feeding Scheme and is funded by French Development Agency, a donor. agency.