IPP: TNC Promises Electricity Supply in Three Months


    The 11/33KV IPP Transformer

By Abdallah el-Kurebe

The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) has promised that the 38 megawatts Sokoto Independent Power Project (IPP) would be ready to supply electricity for the people of the state in three months time.

Briefing newsmen during an inspection of the project, which has reached 95 percent completion level, the General Manager, Connection of TCN, Dr. Inugonom Thomas said that the Company was in Sokoto to ascertain the load and generation capacity of the plant.

“TCN is here to look at the plant; to evaluate the capacity of the 11/33KV, which is to generate 38 megawatts of power. We are here also to authenticate that a study was done and that every is in order,” Thomas said.

He added that from test running the plant through to other processes, the plant would be ready to provide electricity for the people of Sokoto state in three months. “All processes, including metering, would take three months after which the plant will be ready to supply electricity.”

A Director of Vulcan Elvaton, which is the contracting firm, Engr. Theo Ubani said that the plant had reached 95 percent completion. “The plant has reached 95 percent completion and TNC is here to check its readiness in terms of evacuation of power, load and generation capacity.”