The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) has said that the current restricted power situation in parts of Abuja is as a result of a truck loaded with gravel that lost control and crashed into its 132 Kilo Volt (KV) transmission tower No 20.
Mrs Ndidi Mbah, TCN’S General Manager, Public Affairs, disclosed this in a statement on Tuesday.
Mbah said that the incident occurred at about 3pm and that the truck brought down the tower, but that no life was lost.
She said the tower supplied bulk electricity to the 100 Mega Volt Ampere (MVA) part of the Katampe Substation and 2x60MVA Gas Insulated Switchgear (GIS) to the Central Area Substation.
The statement reads in part: “Consequent upon the incident, there is a restricted power outage in Maitama, Wuse, Central Area, and some parts of Garki.”
She added that the company was working assiduously to put in place a bypass from the Katampe Substation to the GIS Substation in the Central Area to restore power supply to the area and environs.” (NAN)