President Muhammadu Buhari will commission the 2X150MVA and 2X60MVA, 330/132/33 kilovolts (kV) Lafia transmission substation in Nasarawa State, on Thursday.
According to the statement issued by Niger Delta Power Holding Company (NDPHC) spokesperson,Emmanuel Ojor,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 said that the substation could meet 240 megawatts of load demand and would boost power supply to Nasarawa and provide back feed to the FCT.
During a pre-commissioning assessment of the facility, the Executive Director, Networks at NDPHC, Engr. IfeOluwa Oyedele, stressed that the project was financed by the federal government via the National Integrated Power Projects (NIPP).
Oyedele who commended the state government for the partnership towards completing the project, also appreciated 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,” he noted.
In his remark, the Deputy Governor of Nasarawa State, Dr Emmanuel Akabe, 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.”