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Explosion: TCN says power restored to affected areas in Abuja

Ms Mbah also disclosed that TCN’s maintenance crew had already been mobilised to repair the affected equipment.

• August 5, 2022
Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN)
Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN)

The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) on Friday says it has restored power supply to all areas affected by the 33KV feeders shattered at the Katampe substation in the FCT.

TCN spokeswoman Ndidi Mbah, in a statement on Friday said that the restoration of power to the areas occurred at about 8:38 p.m. on Thursday.

”About 6:16 p.m. Thursday, one of the 33 Kilo Volt (KV)  feeders  Current Transformer (CT) in Katampe Substation, supplying the Life Camp axis shattered,” said the statement. ”In the process, it tripped one of the 60 Mega Volt Amperes (MVA) 132/33KV transformers at the Katampe 132KV substation.”

It added that the “two faulty equipment were promptly isolated to enable TCN to supply bulk electricity through the other transformers in the substation.” 

Ms Mbah also disclosed that TCN’s maintenance crew had already been mobilised to repair the affected equipment.

”We hereby apologise for inconveniences caused by the incident,” she said. 

According to the Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC), an explosion at the TCN station had caused a power outage.


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