April 20, 2024
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ELECTRICITY

Blackout Hits Parts of Nigeria’s Capital Abuja, Neighbouring Kogi State

Some residents of Abuja, the Nigerian capital and neighbouring Kogi State are experiencing power outages due to technical glitches. The two areas, according to Channels TV, are under the coverage of the Abuja Electricity Distribution Plc.

In a statement on Tuesday, the company attributed the blackout to a technical fault on 33kv feeder k6 from AT9 Karu Transmission Station managed by the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN).

The statement partly read “The management of Abuja Electricity Distribution Plc wishes to notify its esteemed customers that there is currently a technical fault on 33kv feeder k6 from AT9 Karu Transmission Station, managed by the Transmission Company of Nigeria.

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“The areas affected in Abuja are Zamani Estate, Abacha Road Mararaba, Ruga Juli, Old Karu Road, Glory Estate and environs.

“The TCN maintenance crew is working to ensure the supply of electricity to these areas is restored in the shortest possible,” the company stated.

Also, in a statement, TCN announced that its maintenance crew would carry out planned maintenance on its TR3 45MVA and TR2 60MVA power transformers in its 132/33kV Okene Transmission Substation.

“The two-day maintenance is scheduled to begin today, Tuesday, 19th, and ends tomorrow, Wednesday, 20th March, 2024, from 10:00 am to 03:00 pm for five hours daily,” the TCN stated.

“Consequently, Abuja DisCo will not be able to offtake power from the substation to its customers in OKENE TOWN, today, and also KABBA, OSOSO, and IKARE, tomorrow, 20th March, 2024 for five hours.

“Kindly note that bulk power supply will be restored to Abuja DisCo immediately after maintenance work is completed.”

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