The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) announced it has successfully completed the repair of the faulty portion of one of the 132kV Katampe – Central Area underground Transmission cables supplying bulk electricity to TCN’s Gas Insulated Substation (GIS) in Central Area, Abuja.
General Manager, Public Affairs, TCN, Ndidi Mbah in a statement said, repair works were completed and the cable energized at about 15:09hrs on Monday, 1st November 2021.
TheFact Nigeria observed that between Monday and today (Wednesday) December 3, 2021, no much improvement has been recorded in the power supply to the affected areas.
However, TCN recall that a portion of the underground transmission cable line – 1 that passes through the IBB Golf Club, was damaged by an excavation machine working for the Club, on 23rd December 2019.
It said, the delay in the repair of the underground cable line – 1, was due to lack of cable repair kit and expertise required to undertake the repair work in the country as well as the Covid’19 pandemic.
It said, “following the successful restoration of the 132kV underground transmission cable line – 1, TCN now has bulk transmission line redundancy (N-1), which implies that if there is a sudden failure of one line, the second will be available.
“The repaired and energized second underground cable line – 1 also means that TCN can now supply more bulk power to AEDC.
“The Katampe – Central Area 132kV transmission line – 1 supplies power to AEDC for strategic areas in Abuja such as the Central Area Business District, the 3 Arm-Zone, DSS Headquarters, NNPC Headquarters, Federal Secretariat, and environs.
“TCN is committed to rehabilitating and executing new transmission projects even as it completes old ones, in line with its Nigerian Electricity Grid Maintenance, Expansion, and Rehabilitation Program geared towards putting in place a more robust transmission grid”, the statement said.