In a bid to increase power supply, the Niger Delta Power Holding Company (NDPHC) has commenced the construction of a 7.5MVA, 33/11kV injection distribution substation in Delta State, Nigeria, as well as the installation of seven distribution transformers in the community.
The project comprises the construction of a 4km 11KV line with the substation stepping down the input voltage from the existing 33KV line to the new 11KV line, enabling efficient electricity distribution.
NDPHC Managing Director, Chiedu Ugbo, stated that the project is a collaboration with the National Integrated Power Project, with additional support by the Deputy Senate President, Ovie Omo-Agege.
“Following the intervention of the Deputy Senate President, we at NDPHC, in keeping with our mandate to improve electricity infrastructure in Nigeria, visited Orogun community for location inspection,” Ugbo stated. “We discovered that electricity supply in the community is being fed by the old Agbaroh-Abraka 33KV line and that it is not adequate for the community, hence this intervention by NDPHC at the instance of the deputy Senate President.”
Additionally, Agege noted that the project is in line with the Nigerian government’s vision to eradicate power poverty in the country by ensuring rural communities have access to power.