Ikeja electric reveals plan to shutdown power for 8 weeks

Ikeja Electric Plc announced an eight-week power outage in some areas of Lagos State on Monday.

This is to allow the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) to re-conduct its 132KV lines in order to increase electricity supply to Nigerians.

The project will begin on October 11, according to Olajide Kumapayi, chief technical officer of the electricity distribution company (DisCo).

Oregun, Police Training College, Oba Akran, Oke Ira, Ogba, Magodo, Anifowoshe, and Omole Phase One will be affected.

He explained that the outage was necessitated because some of the 132Kv lines installed more than 50 years ago had become obsolete and degraded as a result of time and usage.

TCN is currently upgrading the 132KV lines from Ikeja West to Ota and Alimosho in stages. This is the second stage of the process.

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We will replace all of the aluminum conductors with gap conductors, which are more sophisticated in terms of heat resistance and current carrying capacity.

“The implication is that from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. every day, the substations controlling these areas will be turned off, affecting the feeders connected to them,” Kumapayi explained.

The project will also have an impact on Maximum Demand (MD) customers such as Ikeja City Mall, Police College, Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, and the Ikeja High Court.

The TCN will also move to the Alimosho and Agege axis in the next stage, according to the chief technical officer.

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