The Transmission Company of Nigeria on Sunday announced that it had completed and energised a new 330/132kV transmission substation in Damaturu, Yobe State.

It said the contract for the substation was awarded to a local contractor in 2006 with the normal completion period of 18 months, but due to poor capacity, the project suffered unprecedented delay and variations in cost. The General Manager, Public Affairs, TCN, Ndidi Mbah, said in view of the company’s pursuit of grid expansion, it refused to again extend the contract, which had expired long ago.

She said the new substation, which comprises 150MVA 330/132kV and 60MVA 132/33kV power transformers, was expected to greatly improve the quantity and quality of electricity supply to about six communities in Yobe State. Mbah outlined the communities to include Gaidam, Buni Yagi, Buni Gari, Ngamdu, Baimari, Yunusari Damaturu metropolis and environs.

Source: The Punch