The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) said it would commence the installation of a brand new Gas Insulated Substation (GIS) in Gwarimpa, Abuja on Wednesday, 27th of October and completed by Tuesday, 9th of November, 2021.
The new 2x60MVA Gas-insulated Substation (GIS), according to a statement, is part of TCN’s efforts to reinforce the high voltage transmission ring project around Abuja, which will increase bulk power available for Abuja Disco to take to its customers in Abuja metropolis and environs.
During the fourteen-day GIS installation period, bulk power delivery to the Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC) will not be affected as TCN has made adequate plans to ensure that the quantum of power supplied AEDC is maintained.
“This means that the installation of TCN’s new GIS substation will not affect bulk supply to Abuja Disco for its customers”, it stated.
The Gwarimpa GIS Substations project, when completed and commissioned into Circuit, will increase the quantum of bulk power supply in Abuja and the environs.
TCN will continue to execute new transmission projects even as it completes old ones, in line with its electricity grid maintenance, expansion, and rehabilitation program, targeted at putting in place a more stable and efficient network.