Outages loom in Ajah, Lekki, Lagos Island as TCN conducts maintenance

Solomon Ezeme

Communities within the Lekki/Ajah axis are set to experience outages as the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) has notified residents of Lekki, Ajah, Oniru, Victoria Island, Agungi and environs, of plans to fix two (2) faulty towers on the Aja/Alagbon 330kV Transmission Line.

This was contained in a statement issued by Mrs. Ndidi Nmbah,TCN’s spokesperson, and obtained by EnergyDay on Thursday.

EnergyDay gathered that, prior to the notice, communities within the Lekki/Ajah axis have been experiencing outages due to faulty feeders, infrastructural vandalism, among others issues.

The TCN Spokesperson noted that Lekki (Phase I), Oniru, Victoria Island, Agungi, Igboefun and parts of Lagos Island, will experience power outages during the course of repairs by its Lines Maintenance Crew.

According to her, the maintenance work set to be carried out on the line between 9.00am to 2.00pm of Saturday, is to ensure that power is being restored to the affected communities, as soon as possible.

“During the period, the Aja/Lekki 330kV transmission line would be out of service to ensure safe working space, while bulk power supply through Alagbon Transmission Substation would be diverted through Ijora 132kV transmission line.

“This exercise will affect bulk power supply which will expectedly cause outages in areas such as Lekki phase one, Oniru, Victoria Island, Agungi, Igboefun area, and parts of Lagos Island.

TCN regrets every inconvenience this exercise will cause electricity customers within the affected areas,” she said.

Meanwhile, the Eko Electricity Distribution Company (EKEDC), the DisCo (Power Distribution Company) under which the affected areas are, has, on Thursday, also appealed to its customers within the areas for calm while the Transmission Company carries out repairs on the faulty towers.

“A planned outage has been scheduled by our TCN partners for Saturday, April 9, 2022 between 9am and 3pm.

“This is to enable the TCN crew to repair a damaged conductor between Tower 9 and 10 on the Ajah/Alagbon 330kV Line,” the Company had earlier stated.

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