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Nigerian TCN, AFD to finalise transmission agreement under TREP [free access]

April 23, 2020

The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) and the Agence Française de Development (AFD) will finalise an agreement for the construction of transmission lines in several states of the country, under the Transmission Rehabilitation and Expansion Programme (TREP).


TREP aims to strengthen grid infrastructure for enhancing the wheeling capacity, thereby increasing redundancy and consistency in line with the requirements of the N-1 reliability criterion. Also, it is an important component of the government’s Power Sector Recovery Program (PSRP) 2017-21, aimed at increased power supply and providing more reliable service. The TREP is being jointly funded by the World Bank, African Development Bank (AfDB), Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and AFD.


AFD will fund the eastern backbone of the project, which will involve constructing transmission lines from Calabar–Ikom–Ogoja, further to Kashambilla, and back to Kano. The line will provide flexibility and support to the North-East region of Nigeria.


TCN has also stated that with the global outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, completion of some of the other transmission projects will be affected.