Power blackout looms over Lagos as TCN shut down station

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Some areas in Lagos state are going to be thrown into total darkness comes March 27 as the Management of the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) has proposed a four-hour power outage due to routine maintenance.
The maintenance which would necessitate the power outage is expected to be carried out on equipment at the Itire 132KV Transmission Sub-Station in Lagos.
Mrs. Ndidi Mbah, General Manager (Public Affairs) of TCN, made this known in a statement in Lagos on Sunday.
According to the statement, the scheduled maintenance is necessary for the sub-station to maintain effective supply of electricity to the areas concerned.
It explained that the proposed maintenance would disrupt 34 megawatts of electricity supply to customers around Ago, Okota, Ilasamaja, Ijesha, Itire and their environs.
“The planned outage will enable TCN engineers from the Akangba sub-regional office in Surulere to carry out routine maintenance work on all the equipment at its Itire Transmission Sub-Station.
“The maintenance will also cover a 132KV insulated indoor switchyard for improved electricity supply to customers in the above-mentioned areas.
“TCN, therefore, appeals to customers that take supply from distribution load centres covering the areas mentioned above, to bear with it for four hours on Tuesday, March 27.
 
“The management of TCN apologises for the inconveniences that may result from the temporary disruption of supply to customers within the affected areas.
“TCN promises to continue upgrading and maintaining its equipment to serve Nigerians better, in line with the Federal Government’s strategy on incremental power supply to the people.’’

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