Communities within Badare Sangotedo, Jakande, Chevron, Agungi, Lekki, and some parts of Victoria Island are set to experience 12 hours of daily outages as the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) has announced a plan to carry out maintenance work on the Aja transmission substation from Wednesday, September 7 to Friday, September 9, 2022, between 7 am and 7 pm.
Eko Electricity Distribution Company(EKEDC) in a statement confirming the development said the maintenance operation by the TCN was aimed at improving its services in the affected areas.
According to EKEDC, Egbin/Aja 330kV Line 3 will be relocated to Spare Omotosho 330kV Line 2 Bay from 7 am, 7th September to 7pm, 9th September 2022.
The DisCo revealed that Ajah & Lekki Transmission Stations will be out of supply, while customers within Ibeju, Ajah, Lekki and Islands Districts will be affected.
Mrs. Ndidi Nmbah, TCN’s General Manager Public Affairs, made this known in a statement obtained by EnergyDay on Tuesday.
According to the TCN plans to carry out maintenance work in Aja Substation including relocating the Egbin/Aja 330kV Line 3 to a spare Omotosho 330kV Line 2 bay. The transmission company also promised to repair gas leakage on one of the Isolators in the substation.
Mbah said, “During this period, Aja, Lekki Transmission Stations and the Alagbon/Aja 330kV transmission Line would be out of service, to ensure safe work space for the engineers.
“Similarly, the Alagbon Transmission Substation would receive power supply through the Ijora/Alagbon 132kV transmission line.
“The maintenance work will affect bulk power supply and expectedly cause outages in Badare Sangotedo, Jakande, Chevron, Agungi, Lekki and some parts of Victoria Island.
TCN in the statement appealed to the affected communities over the inconveniences that the operation may cause electricity consumers. It however assured Nigerians of its determination to continue to deliver bulk power supply to distribution load centers nationwide.