NDPHC’s Nasarawa transmission sub-station ready for commissioning -GCFRNG
To connect Lafia to the national network 25 years after its creation
ABUJA: The 330/132 / 3kV, 2x150MVA and 2x60MVA transmission substation built by Niger Delta Power Holding Company, NDPHC, in Lafia, the capital of Nasarawa state, is expected to come online in a few weeks.
The transmission substation will allow Lafia and its surroundings to be connected to the national grid since its creation on October 1, 1996.
Executive Director, Networks, Niger Delta Power Holding Company Limited, NDPHC, Engr. IfeOluwa Oyedele led a company team on a pre-commissioning inspection visit over the weekend to Akurba, Lafia, where the station is located.
Ing. Oyedele said that when energized, the residents of Lafia and its surroundings will experience both a social and economic boom, as the electricity supply will receive a big boost.
Meanwhile, the residents of Nasarawa state are already excited about the completion of the arrangements for the start-up of the project.
According to Ayodele, “The project will improve the uninterrupted power supply. Before, even the Government House, Lafia could not run on electricity from the distribution network because the 33kV line coming from Akwanga is extremely inadequate to power the state capital and its surroundings.
“Fortunately, Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (BEDC) has already awarded the necessary distribution contracts that will ensure that as soon as the transmission substation is commissioned, the entire area is illuminated.”
Describing the construction as a “landmark project” for the Buhari administration, Oyedele said the project was being completed in record time.
“The project has tremendous built-in local content, as most of the technicians and engineers who did the construction were Nigerians, increasing local capacity.
“Many factories, including heavy industries, are emerging in Nassarawa state in anticipation of the commissioning of the transmission substation, as they are now assured of an adequate supply of electricity.
“What we have been seeing on television and hearing about what is happening elsewhere is what we are now witnessing in our own community as well,” an emotional Ibrahim Mohammed, youth leader from the Akurba community in Lafia, told reporters. project location.
He revealed that the youth of the community have ensured that none of the workers there were harmed and that there were no incidents of theft.
“Young people will now have paid employment with an adequate supply of electricity.
A prince of the community, Ahmed Uba said “we give God the glory. Most of the young people who are currently unemployed will now have gainful employment as welders, hairdressers and other small and medium-sized businesses will begin to prosper. “
The Deputy Managing Director of AK-AY Elektrik, the contractor in charge of the project, Dr. Mohammed Gumi, who thanked NDPHC for the trust placed in them, assured him that the project would be fully ready for commissioning in the next few weeks when it was connected to the national grid. grid through the entry line, the exit line will be completed.
The transmission substation has the capacity to deliver and satisfy 240MW of load demand.
It will also help provide feedback to FCT whenever necessary, as FCT is supplied from the Shiroro and Geregu power plants.
The transmission substation is part of the National Integrated Energy Project (NIPP) that aims to improve electricity transmission throughout the country.