The Transmission Company of Nigeria, TCN has confirmed that the capital cities of 7 states are still experiencing power outage after collapse of the National Transmission Grid on Sunday at 11.25am.
The affected states are Calabar in Cross River State, Ugwuaji in Enugu South and Makurdi in Benue State. Others are Jos in Plateau State, Gombe in Gombe State, Yola in Adamawa State and Maidugiri in Borno State.
Meanwhile, the Abuja Electricity Distribution Company, AEDC says following vandalism of the Gwagwalada/Kukwaba 330/132kV line, power outage has left “a substantial part of our customers in Abuja into darkness”.
The areas affected in the Federal Capital City include Kaura District, Galadimawa, Lokogoma, Suncity, Moccido Housing estate, Games Village, Eyes Center Hospital and National Stadium. Other affected neighborhoods are Feeds Milipat Filling Station, part of Indoor Stadium, Kuchingoro, Karamajigi, King Park Estate, Royal Ancor Estate, DSS Quarters, Wilbahi Estate, Wuye, Utako and environs
MediaDimensions gathered that while TCN liveline maintenance crew are already working on the vandalised section of the 330kV/132kV line, efforts are also on to backfeed customers affected by the outage in Abuja from the Apo power feeder.
Below are the updates from TCN and AEDC on the National Grid Collapse and vandalism in Abuja:
The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) regrets to inform electricity consumers nationwide that at 11:25am today, the nation’s electricity grid experienced multiple trippings, which led to the collapse of the system.
TCN has since commenced grid restoration; power has been successfully restored to every part of the country, except Calabar, Ugwuaji, Markurdi, Jos, Gombe, Yola and Maidugiri axes. Effort is however ongoing to ensure full restoration nationwide.
We regret the inconvenience this has caused electricity consumers. Investigations would be conducted to establish the immediate and remote cause(s) of the multiple trippings as soon as the grid is fully restored – considering that the grid had been relatively stable in the last couple of months.
GM (Public Affairs)
STATEMENT FROM AEDC
Please be informed that there has been some challenges with power supply in the FCT today. First was the disruption of power supply to Abuja as a result of vandalism, which was visited on the Gwagwalada/Kukwaba 330/132kV line, thus putting a substantial part of our customers in Abuja into darkness.
And just as the maintenance crew of the TCN was working to restore supply on the vandalised line, there was a grid system outage, which further heightened the power supply challenge.
We must sincerely apologise for all the interruptions just as we are glad to report that power has been restored to FCT and the vandalised line.
We thank our customers for their patience understanding at a time like this. We like to reassure them that we will continue to do all that is required to continue to serve them.
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