The Ikeja Electric PLC on Monday announced an 8-week power outage in some areas in Lagos State. This is to enable the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) to re-conduct its 132 kV lines to boost electricity for Nigerians.
The Chief Technical Officer Olawale Kumapayi of the distribution company (Disco), said, the project will begin on October 11th.
The areas to be affected include Oregun, Police Training College, Oba Akran, Oke-Ira, Ogba, Magodo, Anifowoshe, and Omole Phase 1.
He noted that the outage became necessary because some of the 132 kV lines installed over 5oyears ago had become obsolete and degraded because of time and usage.
‘’The TCN is currently embarking on the upgrade of the 132kv lines from Ikeja West to Ota and Alimosho in stages. This is the second stage.
‘’We will replace all the aluminum conductors with the gap conductors which is more sophisticated to withstand heat and has more capacity to carry current’’
The implication of this is that from 8. am to 6. pm every day, the sub-stations controlling those areas will be switched off which will affect the feeders connected to them,’’ kumapayi said.
Also, maximum Demand(MD) Customers such as Ikeja City Mall, Police College, Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, and the Ikeja High Court will be affected by the project.
The chief technical officer disclosed that the TCN will also move to Alimosho and Agege axis in the next stage.