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TCN launches new transmission project

The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) has launched a $170 million power transmission project called the Abuja Feeding Scheme.
The project – financed by the French Development Agency (AFD) – will provide an additional five transmission substations over a 24-month period, helping to stabilize the quality of power supply to over three million residents of Abuja.
The scheme comprises two 330 kilovolt (kV) substations and three 132kV substations, and will add 624 megawatts of wheeling capacity to TCN that can be supplied to residents and businesses across the country.
“This project will include the construction of substations in Lokogoma, Gwarinpa, Kuje, Apo and Lugbe, and will be complemented by the construction of a new electricity transmission route from Lafia in Nasarawa State to Abuja so as to provide the Federal Capital Territory with added power supply advantage,” said TCN’s Managing Director, Usman Mohammed..
He further added TCN saved $25 million in the procurement process for the new Abuja projects because the company followed a competitive and transparent procurement process, commending AFD for its commitment to the country’s power sector.
Permanent Secretary in Nigeria’s Ministry of Power, Louis Edozien, urged the Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (Disco) to be willing to take up more electricity from the expanded TCN capacity.
“It is Disco that must take this power and deliver it to consumers.”

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