Transmission Glitch Plunges Lagos Into Darkness


Detachment on the skywire of the 330 kilovolt (KV) Egbin-Ajah transmission line in Lagos has put areas fed by the circuit into darkness, according to statements jointly issued by Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) and Eko Electricity Distribution Company of Nigeria.


In its statement, TCN explained that its maintenance team was already at work to rectify the fault and restore power supply to the affected areas.


Eko Electricity Distribution Company however declared that the transmission fault caused its customers lights blackout in Lekki and Ajah exes of Lagos.

Mr Godwin Idemudia who issued the statements for the company stated that the power outage experienced in some areas within the company’s operational territory since Sunday resulted from the transmission fault.

According to the statement the line trip had made it impossible for customers being serviced from Ajah, Lekki and Alagbon transmission injection sub-stations to receive power supply.

Areas listed to have been affected by the outage include Lagos Island, Ikoyi, Victoria Island Lekki, Ajah, Ibeju and their environs.

The statement further stated that concerted efforts are already being made by generation and transmission technical personnel to clear the fault and restore supply in record time.

Mr. Idemudia then appealed to customers to please bear with the company adding that supply to all affected areas would be restored as soon as the fault is cleared.

The Eko Disco Spokesman also assured that the company’s distribution facilities are in good shape for effective evacuation of power to customers as soon as the line fault between generation and transmission stations is fixed.