TCN apologises to Maiduguri residents over power outage

Power Transmission10 September 2014, Abuja – The Transmission Company of Nigeria, TCN, has apologised to the people of Maiduguri, Damboa, Biu and the environs in Borno State for the power outage being experienced there since mid-July, 2014.

The TCN in a statement, explained that the outage was caused by a cut conductor on the 132kv transmission line from Damboa to Maiduguri as well as a 330/132kv transmission substation in Damboa which was set ablaze in June, 2014.

TCN said further that with the necessary security and logistic support from the Federal Government, it had already organised necessary materials and mobilised manpower to carry out necessary repairs on the transmission line as well as the reconstruct the burnt transmission substation.

However, the TCN due to the magnitude of the repairs required, work on the transmission line and substation might take up to eight weeks to be completed.
The statement read:  “TCN has also put in place urgent plans to complete the 330kv transmission line from Gombe to Maiduguri and the new 330/132kv substation at Maiduguri to enable it supply electricity through the 330kv transmission line to Maiduguri and environs.”

“Also a 150MVA, 330kV transformer meant for Maiduguri sub-station would now be moved from the Shiroro Substation en route Abuja to Maiduguri. The contractors and in-house engineers that would ensure speedy repairs are set for the task.”

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