The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) has installed a new 60MVA transformer at the Ijebu-Ode Transmission Sub-station in an effort to boost the sub-stations’ capacity from 60MVA to 120MVA. The news was revealed by the General Manager, Public Affairs, TCN, Mrs Ndidi Mbah in Lagos where she noted that the additional capacity from the new transformer was in line with the present administration’s policy on incremental power.
She also said that other transformers installation works are currently ongoing within TCN Osogbo region which includes a new 60MVA transformer at the 132/33kV Sagamu Transmission Station, 60MVA transformer in Osogbo Substation and another 60MVA in Ile-Ife Transmission Station. She noted that all the projects would be completed and commissioned within the next two months.
BEDC Makes Plan to Improve Power Supply
The Benin Electricity Distribution Company (BEDC) have made plans to improve power supply to its customers in Delta, Edo, Ondo and Ekiti State. The news was released in a statement by the Head of Corporate Affairs, BEDC, Mr Tayo Adekulne who noted that the power ouatges experienced within Warri and neighboring areas was largely due to faulty transmission lines but that the company had started replacing such faulty equipment for better service delivery.
Mr Tayo also explained that the with the advent of the Federal Government’s Meter Asset Provider scheme, more electricity consumers within BEDC coverage area would be metered.
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Electricity Consumers in Lagos State Protest 8 Months Power Outage
Electricity consumers residing in Surulere, Ogunlowi, and Alagbole communities in the Ojodu Berger area of Lagos have protested against the Ikeja Electricity Distribution Company (IKEDC) over the prolonged power outage of almost 8 months in the affected areas. The residents accused the company of failing to replace their damaged electricity transformer despite the residents fulfilling their condition of paying all outstanding bills which amounted to over ₦3 million.
On reacting to the protest, a staff of the company , Ayeni Akinola addressed the protesters and explained that the transformer issue had already been brought to the notice of the management and that repair work has already begun on their transformers while noting that once the repairs had been fully done, it would be fixed and power supply would be restored.