President Muhammadu Buhari will commission the 2X150MVA and 2X60MVA, 330/132/33 kilovolts (kV) Lafia transmission substation in Nasarawa State on Thursday.
A statement from the spokesman of the Niger Delta Power Holding Company (NDPHC), Emmanuel Ojor, said the substation was equipped with modern digital Control and protection facilities with fully functional Human-Machine-Interface (HMI) that enhance real-time control of the substation’s components.
Ojor stated that the substation could meet 240 megawatts of load demand and would enhance power supply to Nasarawa and provide back feed to the FCT.
The Executive Director, Networks at NDPHC, Engr. IfeOluwa Oyedele, during a pre-commissioning inspection of the facility, said the project was funded by the federation through the National Integrated Power Projects (NIPP).
He lauded the state government for the partnership towards completing the project while thanking the Akurba community members for their cooperation.
“This is an encouragement; I thank the Nasarawa State Government, the Akurba community and the people of Nasarawa State generally for the level of cooperation that we received during the construction of this substation, and we hope to receive this kind of cooperation from every other state,” said Oyedele.
The Deputy Governor of Nasarawa State, Dr Emmanuel Akabe, during the inspection visit, said, “We know that electricity is life and you need energy in any society for so many things, particularly for economic growth and good living so, we are not taking this project for granted.
“Gone are the days when Lafia will be in darkness for more than one week at a stretch and when there is, it won’t be brighter than a candlelight.”