The Niger Delta Power Holding Company NDPHC has begun the construction of a 1×7.5MVA, 33/11kV injection distribution substation in Orogun, Delta State to boost power supply to the community.
The Managing Director/CEO, NDPHC, Mr. Chiedu Ugbo at a ceremony over the weekend said the injection substation which is an NDPHC/National Integrated Power intervention project would also boost economic activities in the community.
He explained that the project will step down power from the already existing 33KV line to 11kV, disclosing that the project involves the construction of 4km of 11KV line to distribute the power to the community.
Seven distribution transformers will also be installed in the community and with the injection substation in place, faults on the downstream line will not be allowed to trip the entire network.
The project followed the “passionate” intervention of the Deputy Senate President, Sen. Ovie Omo-Agege to have the project in the community.
“Following the intervention of the Deputy Senate President, we at NDPHC in keeping with our mandate to improve electricity infrastructure in Nigeria visited Orogun community for location inspection and discovered that the community electricity supply is being fed by old Agbaroh-Abraka 33KV line which transverse swampy terrain.
“We also discovered that it is not adequate for the community hence this purposeful intervention by Niger Delta Power Holding Company at the instance of the Deputy Senate President”, Ugbo said.
He added that NDPHC has been engaging the Benin Electricity Distribution Company and has been assured that the project aligns with infrastructure upgrade in the community.