22 January 2013

Nigeria: PHCN Begins Repair of Burnt Transmission Station

Barely two days after fire destroyed some parts of the Control Room in the 132KVA Amuwo Transmission Station in Lagos, officials of the Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN), have commenced repairs of the damaged facilities.

THISDAY gathered that the fired gutted some transmission facilities such as panel T-One and other infrastructure.

An official of the company, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said there were indications that panel T-Two may have be affected by the inferno.

However, it was confirmed that T-One, a facility in the control room which supplies electricity to FESTAC town and some part of Amuwo Odofin area was severely damaged by the inferno.

Since the incident occurred, the 13KVA Transmission Station which receives electricity supply from Akongab Transmission Station has stopped transmission and distribution of electricity to consumers.

Work was however in progress during the weekend to restore power supply to affected areas.

THISDAY also gathered that repair work had also commenced on T-Two which feeds Kirikiri part of Lagos and its environs.

It is expected that electricity supply will be restored to affected areas within three days after completion of repair work.

In the meantime, the cause of the inferno which started around 5:17pm on January 16, 2013 was yet to be ascertained, as it was still being investigated, according to the officials.

However, top PHCN officials from the Eko Distribution Company have visited the station to ascertain the level of damaged done by the fire.

The team also inspected progress of maintenance, repair and installation work that were ongoing.

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