FG Confirms Substation Fire, Gencos Shed 642.4MW
Power generation dipped by 642.4 megawatts on Sunday when compared to the quantum of peak electricity produced on the grid the preceding day, as the Federal Government confirmed a fire incident at its Adiabo 330/132/33kV substation in Cross River State.
Data obtained from the Federal Ministry of Power on Sunday in Abuja indicated that the quantum of off-peak power produced on the national grid on Saturday was 3,310.5MW, while peak electricity on the same day was put at 4,446.7MW.
But this dropped to 3,804.3MW by 6am on Sunday, indicating a power generation decrease of 642.4MW.
This came as the government through its Transmission Company of Nigeria said a fire incident occurred on Saturday at its Adiabo 330/132/33kV substation in Cross River State.
The General Manager, Public Affairs, TCN, Ndidi Mbah, however, stated that engineers from the transmission company were “working assiduously to restore power supply to Calabar.”
This, she said, was “after a substation fire incident which occurred on September 3, 2022 at its (TCN) Adiabo 330/132/33kV substation in Cross River State.
“Presently, TCN engineers are replacing the affected equipment so as to ensure the restoration of power to affected areas.”
She said supply would be restored as soon as the equipment affected by the incident was replaced, as this would most likely happen on Monday evening.
“Investigation into the cause of the incident is already ongoing,” she stated.
Mbah added. “TCN apologises for every inconvenience to the government and electricity customers in Cross River State and pledges to do all it can to ensure quick restoration of bulk supply to the area.”