The Niger Delta Power Holding Company (NDPHC) has deployed about 36 Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN)’s 330kV and 132kV substations across the country, The Guardian reports.
The company has also constructed 1,635km of 330kv Double Circuit lines; 720km of 132kV Double Circuit lines; 10 new 330kV substations, seven new 132Kv substations, 6,150MVA of 330/132kv transformation capacity, 2,800MVA of 132/33kV transformation capacity; and the provision of over 25,000 complete self protection (CSP) transformers. This is expected to retain over 30 per cent of power, which is being lost due to poor transmission network.
Speaking at the launch of the SHS Project in Abuja, the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, NDPHC, Chiedu Ugbo, also explained that in November last year, the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, commissioned the 12-circuit Ikot-Ekpene 330KVA Switching Station and the associated transmissions lines with a total of about 285KM completed by the new management. These projects are assisting in evacuating into the national grid, electricity hitherto stranded in the Eastern Delta.