The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) inaugurated 2x 60MVA, 132/33kv power transformers at the Suleja Transmission Substation in Niger to boost electricity supply to Suleja and its environs.
The 132/33kV Suleja Substation was initially commissioned in 1982 with a capacity of 2X75MVA, 132/11kV (OMW) and receives electricity from Shiroro Power Generating Station at 132kV DC transmission line.
It was later upgraded with 1x 45MVA, 132/33kV comprising 36MW plus 1X30MVA 132/33kV made up of 24MW, bringing the capacity of the station to 66MW.
Due to rapid urbanisation, electricity demand in Suleja town and its environs increased beyond the capacity of the substation.
The contract for the supply and installation of the additional new 2x60MVA transformers at the Suleja, 132/33kV substation was awarded to Messrs MBH power limited in June 2016.
The new transformers which have load capacity of 48MW each have increased the substation capacity from 66MW to 162MW.
The transformers were commissioned by the Governor of Niger, Alhaji Abubakar Bello.
Source: Plus TV Africa