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TCN Pledges support to Akwa Ibom State University Students (+VIDEO)

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In line with an avowed commitment of the management of Akwa Ibom State University (AKSU) to constantly expose her students not just to the theory of their study, a team of students from Electrical and Electronics Engineering Department of the University days ago, departed the University premises on an excursion exercise to the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN), Port Harcourt.

The students on arrival were received by the Sub-Regional Secretary of TCN, Mr. Joseph Onwukanjo, who expressed happiness on the interest that the students have shown in the advancement of the learning experience beyond the classroom. A presentation was thereafter made for the students by the duo of Engr. Paul Erho and by Engr. Bernard Johnson, who is the Assistant General Manager in charge of Electricity Transmission. They both took turns to explain the process of transporting electrical energy from the Generation station, work/load Centre and the Injection sub-station via power lines and cables.



During the over 3 hours exercise, the students were made to understand that the Port Harcourt Sub-region is fed through a grid network of 132kv double circuit line from Afam Control Centre in Port Harcourt, 132kv single lines circuit from Trans Amadi and Omoku Generation Station, known as 4 Secondary Incomers. The Works Centre has 3 power transformers; Transformer 1 (TR1) of capacity 60MVA, Transformer 2 (TR2) of capacity 60MVA, and Transformer 3 (TR3) of capacity 60MVA. These all act as step down transformers, the students were informed

Shortly before their departure, the Sub-Regional Secretary of TCN enjoined the students to take to heart all that they have learnt during the excursion exercise. He further affirmed that TCN will always be ready to  welcome students of Akwa Ibom State University who may wish to undergo their Students Industrial Work Experience (SIWES) program with the company.



The President of the students’ Departmental association, Comrade Akpanudo Idaresit in company of Engr. Imo Nkan, a Lecturer in the Department and 2 Technologists from the Department led the students during the exercise.

Background of TCN:
TCN emerged from the defunct National Electric Power Authority (NEPA) as a product of the merger of the Transmission and Operations sectors on April 1, 2004. TCN was incorporated in November 2005. Being one of the 18 unbundled Business Units under the Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN), TCN was issued a transmission License on 1st July, 2006. It was subsequently issued two licenses on June 10, 2013 for electricity transmission and system operations.



TCN's Major Activities:
  • To operate and expand transmission facilities for efficient and effective wheeling of generated electricity.
  • To build Transmission Grid that can efficiently evacuate all generated power.
  • To create adequate network redundancies and ensure at least 99.9% reliability.
  • To reduce transmission losses to less than 5%.
  • To pursue Inter-connection with neighboring Countries for power exchange with associated cost savings from the sharing of reserve capacity and energy resources.
  • To ensure that safety and environmental issues are managed to meet international standards.
Press the PLAY button below to watch an interview with the MD/CEO, TCN, Mr. Usman Gur Mohammed as he discusses several operational issues including TCN expansion plans, eligible customers program, etc.



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