TCN announces that its substation will experience power outage for 2 weeks

The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) has announced that its Amukpe substation in Delta state will experience power outage for two weeks.

TCN’s General Manager, Public Affairs TCN Ndidi Mbah in a statement released on Saturday, May 4, said the power outage will last last till 17 May.

The outage according to TCN, is to enable contractors have safe environment to erect two 132KV transmission towers at the substation.

As a result of the intending power outage, there would be no bulk power supply to Benin DisCo through the Adeje industrial, woodland, Mosogar, Sapele and Abraka feeders for the period.

The statement read;

“The transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) hereby states that it will commence the erection of two (2) number 132kV transmission towers at its Amukpe Transmission Substation.

”And will equally restring a portion of the Benin-Delta and Delta-Oghara 132kV double circuit transmission lines from Saturday, May 4 to May 17, 2024.

“Consequently, Amukpe Substation will be out of power for the duration of the work. Also, there will be no bulk power supply to Benin DisCo through the following feeders: the Adeje, industrial Woodland, Mosogar, Sapele and Abraka feeders.

“The outage is necessary to create a safe working environment for the contractor. Completion of the projects will put in place N-1 redundancy that would enable TCN supply bulk electricity to the substation from either the Benin or Ughelli transmission line.

“This means that when one transmission line is faulty, bulk electricity can still be received in the substation from the second line.”

The TCN added that the projects would help ensure a more flexible and consistent bulk power supply through the Amukpe transmission substation when completed.

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