4 December 2012

Nigeria: TCN Apologises to Electricity Consumers

The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) has apologised to electricity consumers for the nationwide power outage, which occurred on November 29, 2012.

TCN, in a press statement signed by the company's Assistant General Manager (Public Affairs), Mr. Dave Ifabiyi, said that the immediate cause of the power outage was a fault onits 330kV Transmission Line from Benin to Onitsha, which was aggravated by on-going work by Chevron Nigeria Ltd on its gas facility.

The incident, the TCN saidcaused a generation loss of about 3,716 megawattsas thethe nation's grid system was shut down.

The company however explained that its engineers worked hard to rectify the problem and commenced restoration of power supplyby mid-night of the same day.

"The TCN sincerely regrets the inconvenience caused by the power outage and reassures all electricity consumers of its determination to continue to strengthen the Transmission grid for the nation's socio-economic growth", the release added.

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