Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) has procured additional 132/33KV 100MVA transformer to solve the problem of electricity blackout in Minna metropolis and environs at the cost of over N1 billion.
The Shiroro Regional Manager of TCN, Engr. Maiwada Sarki Bello, stated this Thursday while conducting journalists around facilities at Shiroro power plant.
He said the 100mva transformer is already in Lagos, adding that it would be “installed within three months and it will provide a permanent solution to the problem of electricity supply to Minna metropolis.”
“We have decommissioned, installed and commissioned new 6 numbers 330KV current transformer on bus coupler at Jebba Transmission Station. We have also commissioned a new 330KV circuit breaker on Jebba – Kainji L2 at Jebba station among others,” he said.
He said the construction of two new control rooms at Shiroro and Jebba power stations has commenced, adding that “overall we are sure that the installation of these new equipment will boost TCN capacity to deliver electricity to the distribution companies and subsequently improve supply to citizens as customers.”