Blackouts: TCN To Restore Power Today, Says AEDC Aware Of Maintenance

The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) has informed that power supply would be restored in Karu, Nyanya, Jikwoyi, Karshi, Mararaba, Keffi, Akwanga, Lafia and environs today.

TCN’s General Manager, Public Affairs, Ndidi Mbah in a statement also disclosed that Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC) was informed yesterday, Saturday 13th March that TCN would undertake planned annual maintenance of 150MVA, 132/33KV Power transformer (TR1) at Gwagwalada Transmission Substation.

TheFact Nigeria observed that power was restored around 3:25pm today along Karu-Jikwoyi-Karshi line but was not stable.

Meanwhile, TCN said, “after the successful completion of the scheduled maintenance however, the engineers experienced challenge in restorating the transformer. Apo, Karu, Keffi and Akwanga were asked to drop some load until TR 1 is restored.

“Our maintenance crew worked assiduously and were able to resolve the issue today. Supply would be fully restored through the transformer in the next 30mins”, the statement said.

Recall, AEDC earlier announced that due to some technical challenges from the TCN, it was unable to provide electricity to its customers living between Karu and the Nasarawa State capital, Lafia.

The General Manager, Corporate Communications, AEDC, Oyebode Fadipe in a statement said, “the 132kV line from Apo Transmission Station to Akwanga Transmission Station which also serves Karu Transmission Station, Keffi Transmission Station and Akwanga Transmission Station had been opened and restored later during night hours.

“However, upon restoration, the affected transmission stations have remained on station service only up to this moment due to some technical challenges.

“Our colleagues in TCN are working round the clock to resolve this. We are optimistic that they will do everything within their capability to ensure early restoration of the lines.

“As a result of this, AEDC customers in Karu, Nyanya, Jikwoyi, Karshi, Mararaba, Keffi, Akwanga, Lafia and environs are currently unable to have access to electric power for their socio-economic activities.

“While we sincerely apologise to the affected customers, please be informed that the TCN maintenance crew is already at work to ensure that the challenges are speedily dealt with,” the statement earlier said.

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