The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN), has carried out the reinforcement of the Hadejia132/33KV substation with an additional 60 MVA power transformer as part of efforts to improve power supply in Nigeria, Vanguard reports.
In a statement signed by the General Manager, Public Affairs, Seun Olagunju, TCN said the completion has increased the capacity of the station with additional 48 megawatts connecting three important feeders. Mrs. Olagunju indicated that the three feeders are Nguru in Yobe State, Kafin Hausa and Gumel Emirates in Jigawa State.
Prior to this reinforcement, the substation in Hadejia had two old power transformers of 15MVA and 7.5MVA capacity which were installed in 1991 and 2003 respectively. She stated that the effective combined capacity of the two old transformers was only 18MW. According to her, the limited capacity had created significant overload of the transformers, leading to poor supply quality and consistent load shedding in the area.
However, with the completion of this project, the Kano Electricity Distribution Company can relieve the old transformers by transferring some connections to the new transformer in order to pick the increased load and provide more reliable power supply.