TCN to invest $170m on upgrading electricity transmission in Abuja

The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) has disclosed plan to invest about $170 million on the construction of five new transmission sub-stations in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja.

TCN’s Managing Director, Mr. Usman Gur Mohammed, made the disclosure at a recent dinner the company had for retired senior officers of defunct Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN) in Abuja. He explained the project would come under the first phase of TCN’s Transmission Rehabilitation and Expansion Plan (TREP) and financed by the French development agency – Agence Française de Developpment (AFD).

According to him, it would include sub-stations in Lokogoma; Gwarinpa; Kuje; Apo and Lugbe. This, he added would also be complemented by the construction of a new electricity transmission route from Lafia in Nasarawa State to Abuja, to give the FCT an added power supply advantage.

Source: THIS DAY

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