The Niger Delta Power Holding Company (NDPHC), in efforts to improve power supply delivery has commenced the construction of 2x 150, 330/132kV and 2x 60MVA, 132/33kV injection sub-station power transformer projects in Akruba, Lafia, Nassarawa state.
The managing director of the firm, Joseph Chiedu Ugbo, said that the source of power currently in use at the Lafia environs is 33KV, obtained from Akwanga which is 93km away from the state capital.
Ugbo said this is however, unable to meet with the increasing demand of the Lafia population.
This project is estimated to cost $18 million, funded by both the Federal, State and Local government and would serve to supply both Lafia and its envisions.
The substation is a 330KV power station and would serve to add up as a back-feed supply of power in the FCT in addition to the power sources from Gerogu and Shiroro plants.
The two 7.5 MVA (330/132) power transformers at the station would inject 13MW of electricity to the existing supply to Lafia and surroundings, it will supply 15 units of 50KV distribution transformers.
Ugbo the project is being handled by a German company AK – AY Elektrik and gave assurance that the project will be completed before 31 December, 2018.