Bauchi Region of Transmission Company of Nigeria

10 Oct 2022, 12:00 am
Financial Nigeria
Bauchi Region of Transmission Company of Nigeria

Feature Highlight

The Bauchi Region has many completed, ongoing, and proposed projects.

TCN 150MVA 330-132-33kV transformer in Jos Transmission Substation

The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) Bauchi Region covers the seven states of the North-East of Nigeria – Adamawa, Bauchi, Borno, Gombe, Plateau, Taraba, and Yobe – and also Kafanchan area in Kaduna State in the North-West. Based on TCN’s in-house report, a total amount of over 1,589,805.2MWH was dispatched by the region to the coverage areas in 2021.

The Bauchi Region comprises the Regional Office; Jos, Gombe, and Yola sub-regions; and Maiduguri and Jalingo work centres. The Region has 8No 330/132kV transformers, 19No 132/33kV substations, and a total of 29No 132/33kv transformers. The Bauchi Region interfaces with three distribution companies (DisCos), namely Jos Electricity Distribution (JEDC), Kaduna Electricity Distribution Company (KEDC), and Yola Electricity Distribution Company (YEDCO).

Staff Strength

The Region has a total staff strength of 323, with Ganiyu O. Aliyu as the Regional Transmission Manager (RTM) and Muhammad Nasir Umar as the Regional Operation Manager (ROM).


The Bauchi Region has many completed, ongoing, and proposed projects. Some of the recently completed projects include the installation of 330/132/33kV, 150MVA T1A transformer in Jos, construction of 1x60MVA 132/33kV transformer with three 33kV outgoing feeders for the Bauchi Substation, and replacement of faulty 45MVA with 60MVA 132/33kV transformer at Gombe Substation.

Other recently completed projects include the commissioning of 1x75MVAr Reactor at Jos Substation; construction of a dedicated Nigeria Army University (Biu, Borno State) 33Kv line bay extension at Biu; construction of a dedicated Federal University Kashere (Gombe State) 33kV line bay extension at Gombe Substation; and construction of a dedicated Doma 33Kv line bay extension at Gombe Substation.

TCN engineers in Bauchi Region have been successful in executing substation projects such as the installation of the 2x60MVA 132/33KV in Kafanchan, which is at about 70 percent completion.

TCN Bauchi Region Projects

The Bauchi Region covers the North-East of the country which has had the challenge of insecurity, thereby putting the engineers of TCN at risk. There have been a number of cases of vandalization of TCN’s facilities in the region, causing power outage in the affected communities. Also, TCN’s projects have been delayed by communal clashes.


There have also been several cases of vandalism on the transmission lines, causing power outage in affected communities. Recently, Transmission Towers T741, T742, T743, T744 and T745 at Mayo-Belwa were vandalized on 24 May 2022. The vandals were caught and are awaiting prosecution.

Tower T431 along Gombe-Bauchi line was vandalized on 18 April 2022 and Makeri-Pakchin line on 18 May 2021. Other areas affected are Maiduguri, Bambam, and many other communities. This has led to a regional sensitization campaign against vandalism of TCN’s infrastructure.


The Region is also faced with the challenge of encroachment on transmission lines Right of Way (RoW), despite the enlightenment of the community leaders and residents on the dangers of living under the transmission lines. Most of the culprit claimed they have not been compensated by the government.

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