By Agatha Chitumu, Abuja

Daily Courier – The Transmission Company of Nigeria Thursday declared the commencement of the digitization of old transmission substations in its network.

The digitization project according to TCN Spokesperson, Ndidi Mbah is aimed at improving the automation system of old transmission substations and their connectivity with the proposed TCN SCADA System.

The scope of work for the project according to him includes supply, installation, configuration, testing, commissioning of Substation Automation Systems (SAS) as well as the control and relay protection systems in the substations.

It reads partly; “This project would further contribute to grid management and reduce system losses.

“The digitization project is funded by the World Bank under NETAP (Nigerian Electricity Transmission Project), and managed by the Project Management Unit of TCN.

“In Port-Harcourt Region alone, five substations would be digitized, including Afam 1, Ahoada, Yenegoa, Owerri, and Uyo substations.

“A team from TCN-PMU and the General Manager (Transmission) Port-Harcourt Region, formally handed the duly executed document on the digitization project to the contractor at the Afam 1 substation, marking the beginning of the digitization process for TCN’s old substations.”