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Schneider Electric installs 500 transformers in Ogun

6/3/2012

Schneider Electric, a global specialist in energy management, has delivered 500 transformers to the government of Ogun State, in fulfillment of the terms of its sales contract signed with the government.

The transformers, which cost over N700million have distribution capacity ranging from 200 to 500 KVA, and includes one 2.5MVA power transformer.

Schneider said the transformers will assist the state government to boost access to electricity in the rural communities of the state.

Governor of Ogun State, Senator IbikunleAmosu, said at the official distribution of the transformers in Abeokuta, the state capital was not competing with the Power Holding Company of Nigeria, PHCN, in the provision of transformers, but only complementing their efforts.

He said, “We are not in any competition with PHCN but we are doing this to complement their efforts to provide sustainable power supply for the people of Ogun state, especially those in the rural areas to make life more beautiful for them.”

He added that the state is ready to assist the federal government to achieve the objectives of the Electricity Power Sector Reform Act, to boost power supply in the country.

The Commissioner of Special Duties, Dr. LanreTejuosho, said the distribution of the 500 transformers is a clear indication of the governor’s commitment to providing electricity in rural communities in the state.

According to him, “The transformers will be well maintained by the various communities that will receive them because our partners, Schneider Electric, will train our people overseas to develop the required skills needed to maintain these transformers and in solar energy.”