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  • * As TCN Confirms Failure Of 60MVA Transformer

By Celestine Okafor (Editor-in-Chief)

The Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC) Plc says it has commenced a load-shedding program in Karu, Nyanya, Jikwoyi, Karshi, Ado, Mararaba, and environs, following the confirmation of the failure of one of the 2 X 60MVA power transformers at the 132/33kV transmission station by the Abuja Region of the Transmission Company of Nigeria.

In a statement on Thursday by the AEDC Plc's General Manager, Corporate Communications, Oyebode Fadipe, the company said with the failure of one of the TCN transformers, the load-shedding of customers in the affected areas may become worse as the 2 X 60MVA that hitherto served the areas, were grossly inadequate.

AEDC Plc said further in the statement that prior to the failure of the TCN transformer, there had been load-shedding of power supply to the affected customers as a result of 132kV line limitation and overload of the 2 X 60MVA, 132/33kV transformers I & II at the Karu transmission station.

The current situation, according to the electricity company, is expected to further aggravate the level of load-shedding in the affected area, as all the customers will now be fed from a single 60MVA transformer.

While appealing for the understanding and patience of the affected customers, AEDC Plc said TCN is working to resolve the challenge as quickly as possible.

AEDC Plc further assured its customers that it will ensure that the load shedding is done in an equitable manner during the period. NNL.

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