TCN Secures $245m Grant To Expand Electricity Grid To North
- January 11, 2019
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TCNs General Manager, Public Affairs, Mrs.
Mbah, stated that the funding would enable TCN undertake the
According to her, apart from the AFDs
She added that the approval of the
She noted that while the TREP sought to rehabilitate, stabilise and provide necessary transmission redundancy consistent with international standard in the form of N-1, as well as expand the national grid to take at least 20,000 megawatts (MW) of generated electricity soon, its implementation has attracted significant support from multilateral and bilateral donors such as the AFD;
It is also expected to construct the Kainji-Birnin-Sokoto 330kV DC line, Katsina-Daura-Gwiwa-Jogana-Kura 330kV DC line and reconstruct one of the Shiroro-Kaduna 330kV Single Circuit transmission lines into 330kV quad line which will be the first of its kind in
The project will construct 330/132/33kV substations in Sokoto, Daura and Jogana-Kano and 132/33kV substations at Birnin Gwari, Argungu and Lambata in
She added that with the support of the
She informed that the TCN has commenced preparation for the construction of the Sokoto-Kaura Namoda-Katsina line and 330/132/33kV substation project at Kaura Namoda.
The project when completed will provide the necessary flexibility and redundancy as well as significantly improve bulk power supply to all the states in the Northwest and parts of the
According to her, the AFD would be the first of TCNs donor to support implementation of Greenfield transmission infrastructure in