Constructing substations will boost Power Supply – FCTA

Hudu Yakubu, Abuja

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The Federal Capital Territory Administration, (FCTA) has commenced the construction of 33/11KV injection substation to boost power supply to Life- Camp, Jabi, Gwarimpa, amongst others, Owing to the increase in population growth.

The project which have been approved by the Federal Executive Council, (FEC) following a Council presentation to this effect by the FCT Minister, Malam Muhammad Bello has the completion period of 15 months.

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It is expected that the upward review will increase the substation’s electricity capacity from 2x15MVA to 3x15MVA and cater for the current and future power load requirements for Life Camp and environs.

While explaining the necessity for the project, the Executive Secretary, Federal Capital Development Authority(FCDA), Engr. Shehu Hadi Ahmed stated that “There is supposed to be provided an injection substation, and in some cases, two substations for every District. In this case, Gwarinpa 1 District, which houses Life Camp has been on a temporary supply extended from another District, particularly Jabi District. 

“This is because we have not developed the injection substation for Gwarinpa 1 District. So this contract provides for three number of 15KVA heavy duty transformers. Two will be working at any given time, while one will be on standby.

He went further, “Life Camp gets  its power supply from Jabi District; this will be discontinued following the completion of the project and  will ultimately improve power supply in Jabi.

Ahmed also explained that on completion, the injection substation will also cater for the electricity needs of the entire Life Camp and Gwarinpa 1 District.

The contract was awarded to Messrs Wireteks International Ltd at the sum of N1,640,406,462.26 .