October 21, 2021

Ikeja Disco announces 8-week blackout in Lagos communities

Residents in some parts of Lagos State will experience eight weeks of power outage, as Ikeja Electric, IE, announces a planned reconductoring of 132kv lines.

The re-conducting will be embarked upon by the Transmission Company of Nigeria, TCN, which is aimed at expanding the wheeling capacity across the IE network.

Vanguard gathered that the upgrade will commence next week, and will affect customers within Oregun, Anifowoshe, Ojodu, Magodo, Omole, Oba-Akran, Oke-Ira, Ogba, Omole Phase 1 and parts of Ikeja.

It was also gathered that residents within this region will experience blackout between the hours of 8:00 am and 6:00 pm daily, for eight weeks.

The Chief Technical Officer of IE, Mr. Jide Kumapayi said: “The TCN is currently embarking on the upgrade of 132 KV lines from Ikeja West to Ota and this activity is phased into four stages. This is the second stage and TCN is upgrading the 132kv lines with more robust and sophisticated replacements which provide an opportunity to increase power evacuation for improved supply to customers as well as offering excellent conductor capacity which can withstand very high voltage.”

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