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TCN plans power outage in Lagos and environs

TCNKunle Kalejaye 21 July 2014, Sweetcrude, Lagos – The Transmission Company of Nigeria, TCN, Lagos region said some parts of the state will experience electricity supply disruption effective from Wednesday this week.

Affected areas in the state includes Surulere, Iganmu, Aguda, Ijesha, Ebute Metta, Orile and environs
‎The planned outage, according TCN management, is to enable it’s team of engineers to connect new bus section isolator that will link two 60MVA power transformers at the Akangba 132KV transmission sub-station. 
The exercise will lead to a lose of 40megawatts electricity as load on all the outgoing 33KV feeders from the station will be disrupted during the duration of the outage  
As a result of the outage, TCN Lagos region said it regrets any inconveniences resulting from the disruption of electricity supply to the affected areas in the state.
TCN Lagos region Public Affair Senior Manager, Mrs Celestina Osin in a statement obtained by Sweetcrude Reports stated that all the maintenance jobs are being done in order to further boost electricity supply to its affected customers.
Mrs Osin also noted that the Lagos region of TCN has concluded plans to embark on the reconstruction of the 132KV lines 1 and 2 on Towers 66-67 of the Ikeja West-Oworonshoki High Tension Lines by Berger Junction along Lagos-Ibadna express way.
She explained that the reconstruction of the lines which will commence on Saturday July 26, 2014 from 7:00am to 10:00amwill affect‎ the flow of traffic along the road
“This is because the lines crosses from one side of the busy road to the other. It must be noted that letters have been written  the Lagos State Government, Federal Road Safety Corps and the Nigeria Police notifying them of this and soliciting their assistance in traffic control to ease movement of motorists during the period that the work will be on-going.
“It is important that the reconstruction work be done now, because the lines are already weak and can easily snap resulting to loss of lives and properties.We therefore appeal to motorists to please bear with us for the inconveniences this will cause them‎,” she said.
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