TCN ready to supply electricity to Niger Republic when ban is lifted – Official

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The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) has said it is ready to supply Niger Republic back with electricity whenever Nigeria lifts the ban on the country.

The General Manager Transmission, Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN), Kaduna Region, Mr Ganiyu Aliyu, stated while briefing journalists in Kaduna on the achievements of the region in 2023.

He explained that the company can supply the neighbouring country without affecting its power supply in the region due to the capacity increase it witnessed.

Aliyu said, “We have increased our capacity very well, in fact I can say authoritatively, that we are comfortable here in Kaduna.

“There’s something we called redundancy in power system, It’s like you having two phones, one is your hot line, the another one is on standby.

“In case we have any trouble, we have made this place capable that we can transfer our load from one transformer to another transformer.”

He affirmed that its service delivery had significantly improved in 2023 as a result of the increase in new transmission projects to boost electricity supply in the country.

He stated that TCN had executed several capital reinforcement projects across the transmission network throughout the country.

The projects were installation of 100MVA 132/33kV transformer in Birnin Kebbi substation, installation of a new distance protection relay for 330kV Jos line and the replacement of the Bucholz relay valve seal on 90MVA 330/132/33kV transformer T2A.

Others comprised construction of 1x150MVA 330/132/33kV substation at Kalgo with 8x330kV line bays and 1x100MVA 132/33kV with 3nos. 33kV outgoing feeders, construction of double circuit line from Kaduna to Jos and emergency erosion control works on Tower 122 Kaduna- Zaria 132kV transmission line among others.

Aliyu added that the projects were all in line with the Federal Government’s agenda on revamping the power sector.

He lamented that in spite of some external challenges like vandalism and people building under transmission installations, TCN had recorded remarkable achievements for the year 2023 and was still embarking on new ones. .(NAN).

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