A power outage has occurred in Lagos Island as a new 15 Mega Volt-Amp (MVA) injection substation power transformer, in Idumagbo, Adeniji Adele Phase 2, exploded and caught fire on Tuesday, affecting electricity supply to customers in Idumagbo and Ajele areas.
EnergyDay’s check showed that the facility belongs to Eko Electricity Distribution Company (EKEDC). The affected facility is one of the 15MVA power transformers inside the substation caught fire.
Mr. Godwin Idemudia, EKEDC Corporate Communications General Manager, in a statement obtained by EnergyDay disclosed that a 15MVA power transformer at EKEDC’s new Idumagbo Injection Substation caught fire around 3 pm on Tuesday.
He commended the firefighters for quick response to EKEDC’s call and urgent arrest of the situation, thereby preventing the spread of the fire and further damage on the facility.
Idemudia further explained that the Disco’s technical and safety teams are currently assessing the situation and investigating to identify the cause of the fire.
He however appealed to customers whose supply was affected by the fire outbreak to bear with the company and assured them of interim arrangements to restore power to them from another source.
Mrs Adeseye Margaret, Director, Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service in a statement obtained by EnergyDay also confirmed the incident.