TCN’s transmission cuts off Odukpani power station from national grid
The tripping of Odukpani-Ikot Ekpene 330KV line has resulted in a major disruption of power generation from the Odukpani Power Station to the national grid.
This comes even as the Rural Electrification Agency (REA) said there was no going back on the Energising Education Programme (EEP) meant to achieve uninterrupted power supply to all federal universities and teaching hospitals across the country.
REA’s reassurance coincides with reports of system collapse by the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN).
TCN’s General Manager, Public Affairs, Ndidi Mbah, said contractors had been engaged to restore the grid and rebuild the affected segment of the Western Gas Pipeline (WGP), to enable a restoration of gas supply to Omotosho, Egbin and Olorunsogo I and II.
It explained that with the support of the ministries of power, works, housing and finance, it has embarked on the implementation of Transmission Rehabilitation and Expansion Programme (TREP) that seeks to expand, rehabilitate and stabilise the national grid.
Mbah, who appealed to electricity consumers in the affected area to be patient, said investigations are ongoing to unravel the cause of the problem.
REA’s Managing Director, Mrs. Damilola Ogunbiyi, explained that the planned EEP, which aims to provide dedicated and reliable electricity to federal universities would be delivered this year, noting that it was part of the 2017 budget.
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