Beginning from Monday, next week, and running into the end of November 2021, customers connected to some sections of the Ikeja Electric network should expect to experience power outage during the work hours of the day.
This is as the Transmission Company of Nigeria, TCN, will be upgrading the 132kv lines with more sophisticated brand new GAP conductors.
Ikeja Electric which announced this yesterday, explained that the stage two of the four-staged expansion project within its area of operation would start from October 11 and run through November 26 or the end of the month.
Announcing this at a media briefing in Lagos, the Chief Technical Officer, Ikeja Electric, Mr. Olajide Kumapayi, said the expansion work would start from Ogba and progress to Alausa, Ikeja.
Ogba, Police Training College (PTC) down to General Hospital at Ikeja axis, Oregun, Anifowose, Magodo, Omole Phase 1, Oba Akran, Ojodu, Oke iran and Alausa areas shall be affected.
“Now, the implication of that is that from October 11, from 8.am to 6.pm everyday, this station is going to be out, and that will affect all those eight numbers’ 33kv feeders, over 35/11kv feeders and a lot of our end-use customers that are circuited under this network.
“So, from 8.am to 6.pm everyday, there will be no supply at all for two months because if you want to replace a conductor, you need to de-energise every of such conductor that is near it to avoid an unforetold incidence,” Kumapayi said.
“Hopefully, when work is completed by 6pm, then we will restore supply overnight and we take it out again from 8.am. And the estimated period of the project is eight weeks. So, the project will be completed between November 26 and end of November. And after that, there will be no more incidence of outages,” he said.
Regretting that the expansion project would temporarily inconvenience the company’s customers, he urged members of the public not to lose sight of the ultimate benefits of the project.