The management of Transmission Company of Nigeria ( TCN ) on Wednesday, attributed the inadequate power supply in some communities in Lagos to a transformer upgrade at Ejigbo and Alimosho transmission sub-stations.
Mrs Celestina Osin, the Principal Manager (Public Affairs), TCN, Lagos Region, disclosed this in an interview with NAN in Lagos.
According to her, all these communities are under Ikeja Electric Plc.
She said the upgrading of the transformers, which commenced on Oct.16, was for five weeks or more depending on the conclusion of the project by the contractors.
The spokesperson, however, assured that said the upgrading of the transformers would increase the load capacities of the two sub-stations.
At Ejigbo 132/33KV Transmission Substation, two NO 30MVA transformers are being upgraded to 100MVA transformer, moving its capacity from 160MVA to 300MVA and a load transmission increase to 240mw from 128mw.
At Alimosho 132/33KV Transmission Substation one NO 30MVA transformer is being upgraded to 100MVA. Increasing the station’s capacity from 160MVA to 230MVA and a load transmission increase to 184mw from 128mv.
She said the management of TCN and Ikeja Electric Plc would work to avoid a power outage, promising that s electricity supply would be given to electric consumers for some hours.
Osin appealed to all communities affected by the irregular supply to bear with the situation, adding that the objective of the project was to serve them better.
The affected communities include NNPC, Bungalow, Ori-oke, Ire-Akari, Ejigbo, Osolo, Ilamoshe Low-cost, Shasha Orisumbare, Oguntade, Foursquare and Airforce and environs.
The others are Alimosho, Shasha, Orelope, Akowonjo, Federal Housing Authority, Oki and Okunola and Unity, Kuwait and Olorunadaba.