TCN restores power supply in North East states

The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) says it has successfully restored electricity supply to the north eastern states following a fault on the Jos-Gombe 330kV transmission line.

The states are Bauchi, Gombe, Yobe, Taraba, Adamawa and Borno.

The General Manager, Public Affairs of TCN, Mrs Ndidi Mbah, made this known in a statement in Abuja on Monday.

Mbah said that the Jos-Gombe 330kv line had on Sept. 22 tripped, resulting in power outages in the north eastern states of the country.

She said that TCN in-house engineers had also embarked on a patrol to trace the fault with a view of restoring supply to the affected states.

She said that the engineering maintenance crew had completed the patrol of the Jos axis of the transmission line on the same day, but was unable to complete the Gombe axis because darkness had taken over.

She, however, said that the transmission lines patrol crew completed the remaining patrol of the Gombe axis at 10:24 a.m. and energised the line by 11:30 a.m. on Sept 23.

Mbah said that completion of the line tracing and resolution of the fault had resulted the transmission of electricity through the Jos-Gombe transmission line to the six north eastern states previously affected by the line.

“TCN expressed gratitude to the governors and good people of the north eastern states for their patience and understanding during the period of the outage.”

She said that TCN would continue to work to expand the transmission network and to ensure prompt resolution to any fault on the nation’s transmission network.


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