The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) has confirmed that it has successfully restored electricity supply to Birinin Gwari in Kaduna and Yauri in Kebbi State, after the collapse of a transmission tower that conveys power to the states.
The transmission company said that its 132kV transmission tower no 183, between Tegina and Kontagora in Niger State, had recently collapsed from severe flood caused by heavy rainfall which eroded the base of the transmission tower, despite remedial works carried out to fortify its foundation.
The company’s engineering crew were immediately mobilised to the site to construct transmission line by-pass towers that would ensure supply of electricity to the areas affected by the incident. The transmission line by-pass towers, were successfully erected and power supply restored to Birinin Gwari and Yauri.
It was further stated in TCN’s statement that its engineering crew were still working to restore its primary circuit breaker damaged by angry youths in Tegina substation, to enable it supply from the substation, adding that power supply to Kontagora substation would also be restored as soon as it completes repairs on the stations circuit breaker.
With the transmission line by-pass tower, TCN said that it has resumed normal transmission of electricity to Yauri and Birnin Gwari Emirates under Kaduna Disco.
Similarly, it explained that it has commissioned a new 40MVA transformer at its 132/33kV transmission sub-station at Mayo-Belwa, to improve power supply.
The newly constructed station it saw was energised to improve transmission capacity in Yola sub-region by about 32 megawatts (MW).
According to the General Manager, Public Affairs, Mrs. Seun Olangunju;
“The Mayo-Belwa 132/33kV substation connects Ngurore 33kV Feeder and Mayo-Belwa 33kV feeder thus extending power supply to Jada, Toungo, Ganye and several other towns and villages in Taraba State. Prior to the construction of the new station, Mayo-Belwa received power supply from Yola transmission station, through the 33kV Mayo-Belwa/ Numan feeder,”