By Felix Kuyinu
The Management of the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) has announced a proposed four-hour power outage due to routine maintenance of its equipment at the Itire 132kV Transmission Sub-Station scheduled to hold on March 27.
The notification was made via TCN’S General Manager (Public Affairs), Mrs Ndidi Mbah when addressing newsmen today.
According to her, the scheduled maintenance is necessary for the sub-station to maintain effective supply of electricity to the areas concerned.
Mbah explained that the proposed maintenance would disrupt 34 megawatts of electricity supply to residents around Ago, Okota, Ilasamaja, Ijesha, Itire and their environs.
She said, “The planned outage will enable TCN engineers from the Akangba sub-regional office in Surulere to carry out routine maintenance work on all the equipment at its Itire Transmission Sub-Station.
“The maintenance will also cover a 132KV insulated indoor switchyard for improved electricity supply to customers in the above-mentioned areas.
“TCN, therefore, appeals to customers that take supply from distribution load centres covering the areas mentioned above, to bear with it for four hours on Tuesday, March 27. The management of TCN apologises for the inconveniences that may result from the temporary disruption of supply to customers within the affected areas.”
TCN promised to continue upgrading and maintaining its equipment to serve Nigerians better, in line with the Federal Government’s strategy on incremental power supply to the people.