A 45MVA transformer located at a transmission substation in Abuja has been destroyed by a fire outbreak on Sunday, April 28.
The substation operated by the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) is located at the 132/33 kilovolts (kV) Apo transmission substation in Abuja.
The Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC) which feeds directly from the substation to supply the end users said the fire had been brought under control.
AEDC in a statement said its team is working with the TCN engineers to see how to absorb the load on the 45MVA transformer.
“Our technical team is right now working with the TCN engineers to see how to absorb the load on the 45MVA transformer that was affected by the fire,” AEDC said.
Also confirming the incident, the minister of power, works and housing, Babatunde Fashola, said the fire had been extinguished with plans underway to redistribute power to communities served by the burnt transformer.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the federal government recorded an increase of 1,811.3 megawatts (MW) in power generation in January 2019, as the TCN transmitted 127,157.7 mw as against 125,346.4 mw in December 2018.
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The daily statistics of TCN operations obtained from Nigerian Electricity System Operator (SO), a section of the TCN, indicated that 127,157.7 mw was generated between Jan. 1 and Jan, 31, 2019.
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