TCN commissions first offshore substation
The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) has commissioned its first offshore substation at Ilashe Island.
The project will be the first offshore based project wholly executed by TCN engineers in Nigeria and will deliver about 24 Megawatts (MW) of power to Ilashe, Ibese, Ikare, Igbologun and Ilado Odo communities.
Speaking during the commissioning of a brand new 1x30MVA/132/33KV transmission Substation, Minister for Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, said: “To connect electricity over the lagoon was handled by staff in TCN while making adequate efforts not to interfere with the natural navigation over the lagoon.
“What we expect is reduced cost of doing business and less usage of generators, under the franchise of Eko Distribution Company because we have introduced a transmission handshake, and we expect to see reduced cost of business.”
TCN also noted that the location of Ilashe and its sister communities, between the Lagoon and the ocean, make it a prime candidate for the expansion and growth of tourism in Lagos State, and Nigeria in general, provided there is an adequate power supply.
“In December 2017, the General Manager (Transmission), Lagos Region of TCN, Engr. Geoffrey Nwokeye, inaugurated a Taskforce of In-House Engineers headed by Engr. L.I. Adebola.
“The Taskforce was given November 2018, delivery timeline for completion of the green-field Ilashe 132/33kV Substation. The Taskforce immediately commenced the design of the substation and regularization of all papers for the land donated to TCN by Ilashe Community.”