Story from Sunday OGWUCHE, Abuja
The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) has created a new transmission region from the old Kaduna Region, bringing to ten the number of TCN regional operations centres.
TCN explained in a statement issued yesterday by its GM, Public Affairs, Mrs Ndidi Mbah, that the creation of the Kano Transmission Region became necessary after the rapid economic and industrial development being witnessed within Kano State and its environs.
The move was in furtherance of the implementation of TCN’s strategic “Nigerian Electricity Grid Maintenance, Expansion and Rehabilitation Programme (NEGMERP)” which has enabled TCN to complete some ongoing projects and invariably increase the number of substations within that axis.
Kano Transmission Region has under its supervision one sub-regional office and several Work Centers, all housing a total of thirteen (13) transmission substations (TS), including the Kumbotso TS, Dan Agundi TS, Dakata TS, Tamburawa TS, Kwanar Dangora TS, Wudil TS, Kankia TS, Katsina TS, Daura TS, Dutse TS, Hadejia TS, Azare TS, and Gagarawa TS.
TCN said the new Kano region currently has ongoing transmission substation projects which when completed would further increase bulk transmission capacity in the new region, and will further improve operational efficiency within the region and enable TCN engineers to readily access and resolve technical issues within the region.
Before the creation of the new Kano Region, major decisions had to be referred to Kaduna Region for directives, and the supply of materials was sometimes delayed due to logistic from Kaduna, the proximity of the new region would radically reduce downtime and eliminate time lost when materials have to be conveyed from the Kaduna region.
TCN is determined to continue to rehabilitate and expand its network in line with its rehabilitation and expansion plans.