Northeast Nigeria is reputed for its security challenge, but it now has a serious attraction that may pulls investors up there.

The area now enjoys constant electricity supply 24 hours, seven days a week.

This is according to the Transmission Company of Nigeria, TCN which said the power transmission capacity in the Northeast has increased by 100%.

According to the TCN, the transmission capacity in the region doubled after the recent installation of two 330kV transmission substations in the Northeast.

This came as TCN’s Managing Director, Usman Mohammed, told Punch in an exclusive interview in Abuja that the firm had established a task force to monitor the frequency control of the grid in order to ensure that power generation companies abide by the grid code on frequency management.

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“The aim is to ensure that we achieve and maintain the desired frequency of the grid. You could see that the grid has stabilised for some period.”

On the transmission capacity in the North-East, he said: “We have concluded and energised two 330kV substations in the Northeast, which is a 100% increase on the capacity that is existing in the whole of Northeast.

“The Northeast had only two 330kV substations but we have added two, making it 100% increase. However, are we there? No, we are not yet there but we will get there.”

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