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PHED attributes power outage in C’River to TCN load-shedding


Power TransformersThe Port Harcourt Electricity Distribution Company, PHED, has pleaded for understanding by customers at Ikom in Cross Rivers State over poor power supply in the area.

The Port Harcourt Disco in a statement by its Corporate Communications Manager, Mr. Jonah Iboma, said the poor power supply experienced in Ikom and it’s environs, was occasioned by low load allocation from the Transmission Company of Nigeria, TCN.

It also said the entire generation into the national grid is presently at about 2,834 megawatts.

According to the statement, “The source of power supply to Ikom is from Abakaliki in Enugu State that belongs to another distribution company which at times contributes to delay in clearing some faults from Abakaliki end.

“For example, we have received a report that there was an explosion on Abakaliki 132kv voltage current transformer which is yet to be repaired. This is purely transmission work.


“However, PHED which shares in their present power situation has repositioned itself by deploying a new fault clearing vehicle together with man-power to Ikom with a view to making the 33kv lines from Abakaliki free from any fault.”

The company further said in the statement: “It is the belief of Port Harcourt Electricity Distribution Company that if the generation of electricity improves from the grid, definitely, Ikom will get its fair share of the load.”

Meanwhile, the company said it has embarked on a systematic load management to ensure that the limited energy it receives from the Transmission Company of Nigeria is properly distributed within Ikom and its environs.


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