Port Harcourt electricity distribution company will be able to transmit an additional 485 megawatts (MW) to its customers in the next 12 months as the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) reconducts a transmission line in Rivers state.
In as statement seen by EnergyPlanets and signed by Ndidi Mbah, TCN’s General Manager for Public Affairs, the company said that it was in the process of reconducting double-circuit transmission lines in Port Harcourt.
“The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) recently handed over the site for the reconductoring of the 8km Port Harcourt Main-Port Harcourt Town transmission line and the 10km Alaoji-Aba 132kV double circuit transmission lines in its Port Harcourt Region to a contractor for execution,” the statement read.
According to the statement, the handing over of the site for the project was done on the August 8, 2023 by O.E.A. Ajiboye, General Manager, Transmission Services.
He said that the project is essential and will increase the line capacity, allowing for the transmission of up to 200MVA (485MW) of bulk power through the Port Harcourt Main and Port Harcourt Town Transmission Substations to Port Harcourt Electricity Distribution Company Limited.
“The project, expected to be completed in 12 months, aims to further reduce power interruptions, and enhance power stability. The upgrade will support ongoing transformer reinforcement efforts by the TCN-World Bank across Transmission Regions.”