By Rita Iliya
The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN), Shiroro region, says it is overhauling all its equipment for improved power supply across the region.
The General Manager of TCN Shiroro Region, Malam Maiwada Sarkin-Bello, disclosed this while addressing newsmen during a tour of TCN facilities at Shiroro power plant.
He said the company was constructing new control rooms in Shiroro and Kainji transmissions and replacing all obsolete equipment with new modern ones.
Sarkin-Bello added that the company had purchased additional 132/33KV 100MVA transformer for Minna Sub-station at the cost of N1 billion to address power outage within the metropolis.
He said the company constructed new 132KV from Zungeru power station switch yard to Tegina and construction of new control rooms at Shiroro.
Others were replacement of old equipment by World Bank, in-house replacement of old equipment at Jebba, upgrading of Minna Sub-station with additional 132/33KV 100 MVA.
He added that six new 330KV current transformers on bus coupler at Jeba transmission station were purchased and new 330KV circuit breakers on Jebba-Kainji line 2 circuit were installed.
Also new 330KV circuit on Jebba-Gamo line was installed while vandalised tower members on T69, T70 and T71 on 132 Minna-Suleja circuit and two faulty 132KV CVT on Minna-Suleja line one and two yellow phases were replaced
He said the company constructed new open air stores for out-door equipment at Faku, obsolete protection relay with modern numerical relays on 330KV was replaced in addition to maintenance of power transformers on annual schedule.(NAN)