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NEWS UPDATE: Ikeja electric announces 8-week blackout in Lagos

NEWS UPDATE: Ikeja electric announces 8-week blackout in Lagos

Ikeja Electric Plc on Monday announced an eight-week powerfulness outage in some areas in Lagos Province.

This is to enable the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) re-conduct its 132KV lines to boost electricity for Nigerians.

Olajide Kumapayi, principal technical officer of the electricity distribution company (DisCo), said the projection will begin on Oct 11.

The areas to be affected include Oregun, Police force Preparation College, Oba Akran, Oke Ira, Ogba, Magodo, Anifowoshe and Omole Stage One.

He famous that the outage became essential because some of the 132Kv lines installed over 50 years agone had get out of date and degraded due to time and usage.

“The TCN is currently embarking on the upgrade of the 132KV lines from Ikeja W to Ota and Alimosho in stages. This is the moment stage.

“We will replace all the aluminium conductors with gap conductors which is to a greater extent sophisticated to resist heat and has to a greater extent capacity to carry current.

“The implication of this is that from 8am to 6pm every daytime, the substations controlling these areas will be switched off which will touch the feeders connected to them,” Kumapayi said.

Also, Maximum Demand (MD) customers such as Ikeja City Mall, Police force College, Lagos Province Academy Teaching Infirmary and the Ikeja High Tribunal will be affected by the projection

The principal technical officer disclosed that the TCN will also displace to Alimosho and Agege axis in the next stage.

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