Transmission Company to restore electricity supply to parts of Abuja
By Golfa Francis
The Transmission Company of Nigeria says it is working to put in place a by-pass from the Katampe Substation to the GIS substation in the Central Area of Abuja to restore electricity supply to the area and its environs.
The current restricted outage situation in parts of Abuja, is caused by a truck loaded with gravel that lost control and crashed into TCN’s 132kV transmission tower No 20, supplying bulk electricity to the 100MVA part of the Katampe Substation and 2x60MVA GIS Central Area Substation, bringing down the tower.
Attempts are being made by TCN engineers to remove the conductors presently lying on the road to ensure ease of movement around the area.
Presently TCN engineers are at the site of the incident and are already assessing the level of damage and attempting to put in place remedial installation in the form of a temporary by-pass to restore electricity supply to the affected areas.
Consequent upon the incident, there is restricted outage in Maitama, Wuse, Central Area, and some parts of Garki.
TCN is assuring affected customers that it will work round the clock to ensure that restoration is quickly achieved, after which it would commence the dismantling and reconstruction of a new transmission tower to replace the damaged one.