Ayede Power Substation Gutted by Fire as TCN Battles to Restore Transmission

The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) has said its 150MVA, 330/132/33 kV power transformer in Ayede Substation caught fire in the early hours of Wednesday, appealing for understanding as the company battles to restore normalcy.

The incident, the Abuja Business Reports learnt, would temporarily affect power supply to Ibadan, Oyo and other parts of South West states.

The General Manager, Public Affairs of TCN Ndidi Mbah in a statement firmed the incident, assuring that “Presently, the fire has been contained and TCN is currently working to isolate the burnt circuits, to enable the restoration of bulk supply through the substation.

“We therefore appeal to customers in the affected areas to bear with us as we would restore normal supply as soon as our engineers complete the restoration of the cables.

“Normal bulk supply would be restored as the substation has enough redundancy to adequately transmit the Disco load requirement”, she said.

Apologising for inconveniences caused by the incident, TCN further assured that the Head Transmission Service Provider and General Manager Transmission are already working “to ensure that the situation is properly attended to.”

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