Outage in Abuja areas after power station fire | Dailytrust

Outage in Abuja areas after power station fire

Power outage was recorded across some parts of Abuja on Thursday night after an explosion was heard at the Katampe transmission substation.

The substation belonging to the Transmission Company of Nigeria, TCN, is a major artery supply to Abuja, bringing in power from the Shiroro hydropower in Niger state.

FG directs increased maintenance for power installations, bars illegal 33kV connections

Power ministry unveils staff performance system

While the fire was contained immediately, officials of the company said they were investigating the fault at the facility’s switchyard.

A source at the company said officials had isolated the area while working to transfer load to other sections of the substation to restore normal bulk power supply to the distribution load centres.

As of Thursday night, the Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC), in a notice to customers said the outage at Central Area, Gwagwalada, Mpape, Suleja, Katampe and its environs was due to an explosion at the TCN station serving these areas.

Intense efforts are ongoing to restore supply in earnest stated the DisCo.

Dear Reader,
Every day, we work hard to provide readers such as you with the most accurate, up-to-date, and comprehensive information. Quality journalism costs money. Today, we're asking that you support us to do more. Your support means that Daily Trust can keep offering journalism to everyone in the world. Sign up for as little as N1,000 to become a member. Learn more about our membership here

Bank transfers can be made to:
Zenith Bank
Media Trust Ltd

Please send details of your bank transfer to the email or Whatsapp number below so that we can contact you.

If you have any questions, please let us know.

Email: membership@dailytrust.com
Whatsapp: +234 806 990 3410