Residents of Kaduna, Zaria, Gusau, and Talatan Mafara communities have been reconnected to the national grid after seven (7) days of power outage due to a faulty transmission breaker at the Mando Transmission substation, which occurred on Sunday, June 11, 2023, which resulted in a tripping on the Kaduna-Shiroro 330kV transmission line.
The restoration was confirmed in separate statements by Mrs. Ndidi Mbah, General Manager (Public Affairs) Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) and Mr. Abdulazeez Abdullahi, Head, Corporate Communication, Kaduna Electric, both obtained by EnergyDay on Sunday.
According to TCN, the Kaduna-Shiroro 330kV transmission line tripped due to a faulty breaker at the Mando Transmission Substation, on June 11, 2023.
The TCN therefore noted that the bulk power supply was restored through 330kV Shiroro-Kaduna transmission line to Kaduna DisCo load centers, on Sunday June, 18, 2023 at around 4:40 pm.
EnergyDay gathered that the TCN’s technical team, on Tuesday, June 13, 2023, decommissioned the facility, discovered the faulty circuit breaker and installed a new one.
Mba said that during that period, TCN back-fed Kaduna Electricity Distribution Company through the Kaduna-Jos transmission line.
She, therefore, noted that installation was completed on Sunday, and bulk power transmission resumed through the 330kV transmission line later in that day.
Kaduna Electric, while appealing for customers’ understanding over the intermittent power failure which occurred throughout the week also confirmed the completion of the repair work on the Shiroro – Kaduna 330KV double circuit line by the TCN team on Sunday.
Abdullahi, Head, Corporate Communication, Kaduna Electric, therefore noted the power supply which is currently from the 330KV Jos – Kaduna line has been reverted to the 330KV Shororo – Kaduna line.
He noted that the DisCo has been able to off-take power for onward distribution to its customers affected areas.