The Federal Government has revealed that plans are ongoing to add additional 817 Megawatts (MWs) of electricity to the national grid to boost power supply within the FCT and its environs.
Sule Abdulaziz, the Managing Director of Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN), made this known in Abuja while inspecting ongoing projects in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) on Wednesday.
Mr Abdulaziz stated that the project which belonged to TCN and referred to as the Abuja Feeding Scheme, was being funded by the French Development Agency (AFD), a donor agency.
He stated that when completed, it would contribute an additional 1.465 transmission lines to the grid, thereby, upgrading and reinforcing electrical power supply to the FCT.
“With the additional lines, TCN capacity of transmission lines will be higher than what is in existence and this means that in future, we can build some sub-stations without upgrading the lines,” he said.
According to him, the project will add five transmission substations, 143 kilometers of 330 Kilo Volts (KVs) and 81 kilometers of 132 KV transmission lines to Abuja.
“This is part of efforts to increase transmission wheeling capacity in the FCT and environs.
“The project is categorised into six lots and is far advanced in execution above 85 per cent in total completion by December,” he said.