TCN Upgrade Won’t Lead To Blackout In Lagos- IE

Yemisi Izuora

The Ikeja Electric Distribution Company (IKEDC) has said that the planned power outage within some parts of its network from October 11 will not result in a full day blackout for customers during the period.

Mr Akinola Ayeni, Community and Media Relations Manager, IKEDC, made the clarification in a statement.

Ayeni said the outage was for the upgrade of the 132kv lines by the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN); and would be between 8 a.m and 6 p.m. daily.

”Subsequently, the power supply will be restored to customers between 6 p.m and 8 a.m for the duration of the upgrade.

“The upgrade is aimed at expanding the conductor capacity; and ultimately improving power supply to customers.

”The upgrade will affect customers within Alausa; Oregun; Anifowoshe; Ojodu; Magodo; Omole Phase 1; Oba Akran; Oke-Ira, and also parts of Ikeja GRA,” he said.

Mr Olajide Kumapayi, Chief Technical Officer, IKEDC, had on Monday announced that the TCN was re-conducting the 132kv lines; as part of a power sector infrastructure upgrade.

He said some of the 132kv lines were installed over 50 years ago; and had become obsolete and degraded due to time and usage.

Kumapayi said the project would be executed for a period of eight weeks; and appealed to customers affected to exercise patience with the DisCo during the period.

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