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The federal government yesterday commenced moves to improve electricity supply across 15 communities in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) with the installation of two transformers of 200MVA transmission capacity at Katampe and Apo areas of Abuja, QUICKTELLNEWS reports.
Speaking at the commissioning of the 100MVA transformer at Katampe substation, the Minister of State, Mr Hassan Suleiman Zarma, said the project is worth $2.3 million (about N59.7m), adding that the initiative became imperative as power generation continues to rise above 7,000 megawatts (MW).
Zarma also said through the Government of Japan, power capacitor banks worth $10 million are being installed at Apo and Keffi substations and that “it will significantly improve the quality of power supply from Apo substation.”
The Project Manager of MBH Power Ltd, contractor for the Katampe project, Mr Rakesh Manapatra said they worked 24 hours to meet the timeline given by TCN as the firm had said not meeting the timeline would mean transferring the work to TCN engineers for completion.