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TCN restores power to Lagos communities — hours after pipeline explosion

TCN restores power to Lagos communities — hours after pipeline explosion
December 25
12:37 2021

The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) says it has restored power to Lagos areas affected by the pipeline explosion that rocked Alimosho LGA.

TheCable had reported that the incident occurred in the early hours of Friday.

When TheCable visited Baruwa, Alimosho LGA of Lagos, Olayiwola Kazeem, a resident, said high tension cables fell after the pylon transmitting electricity from Egbin Hydro Power Station collapsed.

Femi Oke-Osanyintolu, director-general, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), said a pipeline explosion had led to the collapse of the 330KVA transmission power line.


In a statement on Friday night, Ndidi Mbah, TCN’s general manager of public affairs, said the company has completed 330KV line patrol and energised the second 330kV Akangba- Ikeja West Line on full load.

She said that before the collapse of the five towers, the energised second 330KV Akangba-Ikeja West Line acted as a redundant line on that axis.

Sule Abdulaziz, TCN managing director, while inspecting the site of the incident, said the second 330kV line which tripped during the incident was patrolled by TCN engineers and certified okay before it was energised.


He said the line was energised at about 2.38 p.m on Friday and now wheels 121MW to the Akangba Transmission Substation.

According to him, the areas under Ikeja Electric Plc whose supplies were affected by the pipeline fire incident will now have a normal supply of electricity.

Abdulaziz also added that TCN had already directed two contractors to mobilise for the reconstruction of the towers and 330kV line.


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