Blackout hits Kaduna, Kano, Plateau amid TCN load shedding
Kaduna, Kano, and Plateau residents are battling blackout as the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) attributes the power outage to load shedding.
”TCN regrets the inconveniences the slight load reduction is causing to electricity consumers in the affected states. The NDPHC requested power outage on the Makurdi-Jos portion of TCN’s Ikot Ekpene -Ugwuaji -Makurdi – Jos 330KV transmission line to enable it to carry out transposition on the line and to connect the new Lafia substation,” said the TCN in a statement.
It assured that the connection works by NDPHC to its new Lafia substation “have advanced” and would soon be completed.
Although the ongoing work by NDPHC “interrupted bulk power supply from the Makurdi-Jos 330KN transmission line axis only,” Jos is currently receiving electricity through the Kaduna-Jos 330kV transmission line.
“Consequently, there is a slight load constraint in Kaduna, Kano, and Jos axis as the load from Ikot Ekpene – Ugwuaji – Makurdi has been cut off on the Makurdi – Jos axis as a result of the ongoing work,” explained the TCN. “Power supply through the Lafia – Jos 330kV line is to ensure that Jos gets electricity supply until NDPHC completes the connection of the new Lafia Substation to the grid.”
The TCN also noted that the connection work by NDPHC would increase the capacity of the national grid.
The statement further explained that the TCN would restore the bulk power supply on the Makurdi-Jos line immediately after the NDPHC transposition work would have been completed.
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