July 14, 2024
Electricity: generation drops 12.3% as TCN battles to restore supply after fire
NIGER: Households, businesses grappling with poor power supply --- Investigation
– By Godswill Odiong

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By Eyo Nsima
ELECTRICITY generation dropped, yesterday, by 12.3 per cent to 3,804 megawatts, MW, from 4,382MW, according to the Energy System operator, an independent arm of the Transmission Company of Nigeria, TCN.

In its operational report obtained by The Daily, www.thedaily-ng.com, Sunday, the operator attributed the development to many problems, including insufficient gas.

Consequently, many parts of the nation, including Calabar, capital of Cross River state, did not have steady supply, due to the fire outbreak at the TCN substation.

However, TCN, which confirmed the fire outbreak, said efforts were underway to maintain the facility and restore supply to consumers.
In a statement obtained by www.thedaily-ng.com, TCN, stated: “The Transmission Company of Nigeria hereby states that its engineers are working assiduously to restore power supply to Calabar, after the substation fire incident which occurred yesterday, 3rd September, at its Adiabo 330/132/33kV Substation in Cross River State.
“Presently, TCN engineers are replacing the affected equipment so as to ensure the restoration of power to affected areas.

“Supply will be restored as soon as equipment affected by the incident is replaced, most likely, by tomorrow evening, September 5, 2022. Investigation into the cause of the incident is already ongoing.

“TCN apologizes for every inconvenience to the Government and electricity customers in Cross River State and pledges to do all it can to ensure quick restoration of bulk supply to the area.”

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