May 30, 2024

TCN, IBEDC disagree over power supply


Ilenre Irele

The Transmission Company of Nigeria, TCN and Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company, IBEDC, have bickered over the protracted power outage in some parts of the disco’s franchise area.

Recall that IBEDC had consistently put the blame of its failure to deliver estimated hours of supply to eight feeders in Osogbo, Osun State, due to system outages and tripping on it’s feeders, to TCN, but TCN has said the claims by IBEDC was not correct and was done in bad faith.

TCN General Manager, Public Affairs, Ndidi Mbah, explained that the eight feeders mentioned by IBEDC was not within the TCN network.

“This means that most of the listed feeders in the publication are 11KV operated by IBEDC and completely outside TCN’s operational control and in IBEDC’s network.

“The reasons given for the outage on IBEDC 11KV and 33KV are earth and over current faults, which have no bearing on TCN’s frequency control operations.”

Mbah further disclosed that the statement by IBEDC has been verified by TCN’s regional management in Osogbo, in conjunction with IBEDC officials and has been proven to be false.

“While TCN sees this misinformation of IBEDC as a ploy to undermine and mislead the public against regular power supply, we remain focused on supporting the government’s move towards a more robust and efficient power supply.

“Consequently, TCN assures the public of its commitment to continue to work hard to effectively transport the entire bulk electricity received from the generating companies to distribution load centres nationwide.”

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