AfDB Approves $210m For Nigeria’s Transmission Expansion
The African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved $210 million for Nigeria’s Transmission Rehabilitation and Expansion Programme (NTEP) -1 projects.

The NTEP is one of the projects under TREP financed by AfDB that is targeted at rehabilitating and expanding parts of the transmission grid in the North West, South-South and the South East. The project would reconstruct old transmission lines and build new ones as well as construct new substations, contributing to a further increase in TCN’s transmission capacity.

According to the General manager (public Affairs) Ndidi Mbah,

the approval was given in a board resolution after the company had already concluded Environmental Studies including Resettlement Action Plan in which people that would be affected by the acquisition of the Right of Way (RoW) for the proposed transmission lines were identified.

The projects that would be executed include the construction of 212KM Double Circuit 330kV Quad conductor (Kaduna to Kano); installation of 2x150MVA and 2x60MVA transformers and bay extensions in Zaria; installation of 2x150MVA and 2x60MVA transformers with associated bay feeders and bay extensions in Kaduna Millennium city; installation of 2x60MVA transformers and outgoing feeders in Rigasa Kaduna; and the installation of 2x60MVA transformers and outgoing feeders in Jaji, Kaduna. The substations would all have turned in and turn out transmission lines.

In the South-South and South-East, NTEP-1 would reconstruct the 107KM double circuit Delta-Benin transmission lines into a 330kV quad line; reconstruct the 138KM Alaoji- Ihiala – Onitsha Single Circuit line into 330kV Double Circuit Quad line.

With this development , there would be a significant improvement in electricity supply across the country.

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