TCN Restores Power In Kano After Dan Agundi Fire Incident


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The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) said, it has restored power supply to some of the areas taking supply from the transformers affected by the Dan Agundi Substation fire incident in Kano.

TCN’s General Manager, Public Affairs, Mrs. Ndidi Mbah who disclosed the development in a statement on Monday,
March 11, 2024, assures of full restoration of power to all the affected areas today.

Mrs. Mbah explained that yesterday, the electrical engineering team isolated the transformers impacted by the incident and reconfigured some cables to facilitate power supply to three of the feeders for Kano DisCo customers, while work was ongoing to ensure full restoration to the rest of the feeders.

She disclosed that the incident, involving two 60MVA power transformers at the Kano transmission substation, was triggered by a sudden spark from the electrical oil pumping machine used to pump oil back into one of the 60MVA power transformers which had just undergone maintenance in the substation.

She narrated that despite TCN’s safety staff’s efforts to extinguish the fire using industrial extinguishers, the fire persisted until it was contained through the collaborative efforts of the Kano fire service, TCN’s safety engineers, and security personnel.

She said, “As of yesterday, three feeders – Kurna, Buk, and one of the 15MVA power transformers – began receiving power supply from a 60MVA transformer, enabling Kano DisCo to distribute power to some customers.

“The remaining four feeders, namely Zaria, Club, CBN, and the second 15MVA power transformer, will resume bulk power supply today, following repair works on a punctured cable initiated in the early hours of the morning”, Mrs. Mbah said.

She assures that TCN has a redundancy of 100MVA transformer fully installed at the substation, which would undergo testing and energization to mitigate any potential bulk supply shortfall to Kano DisCo.

“We extend apologies to affected electricity customers for any inconvenience caused by this regrettable incident and appreciate their patience as efforts are made to ensure complete supply restoration”, he said.


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