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Nigeria: Ikeja Electric to upgrade Ijaiye Injection Substation

Ikeja Electricity distribution transformer.
Ikeja Electricity distribution transformer. 

09 August 2015, Lagos — The management of Ikeja Electric has said that the company is set to upgrade the Ijaiye 11kV injection substation located at Ijaiye/Ojokoro in Lagos. This, it said was in line with its continuing quest to enhance service excellence within its network.

According to a statement from the electricity distributing company, signed by the Head, Communication Strategy, Pekun Adeyanju, the upgrade will commence on Thursday, August 6 and end on Saturday, August 15, and would disrupt service within the area during the duration of the upgrade period.

He said when completed, the exercise will enhance the output of the existing 1x15MVA to 2x15MVA, a development that is expected to boost power supply to customers in the axis.

All the existing panels at the substation will be removed during this period while new ones would be installed to accommodate the additional 15MVA transformer that will be installed.

“Areas to be affected during the period of the job include Jankara, Fadehan, Ojokoro and Millennium Housing Estates, parts of Olaniyi, Agbado Railway crossing, Akera, Owonikoko, Meiran and environs.

“Ikeja Electric apologises for the inconveniences customers will experience as a result of power interruption during the upgrade,” he said.
*Oladunjoye Phillip – Daily Independent

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