The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) says it has sent technical experts to restore technical issues emerging from the Jos-Gombe 330kV Transmission Line, which had just undergone Annual Scheduled Maintenance, at the North Eastern part of the country including Bauchi, Gombe, Adamawa Borno, Yobe and Taraba state.
The General Manager Public Affairs, Mrs. Ndidi Mbah, TCN took outage to undertake the Annual Scheduled Maintenance of the 330kV transmission line from Jos to Gombe.
Mrs. Ndidi, stated that the maintenance work has been completed by the combined engineering maintenance crew from Gombe and Jos Transmission Substations, the transmission line was reclosed and energized at about 15:09 hours Saturday 22nd, as about 19:09 hours before the line developed another fault and tripped off.
She further stated that line engineering crew handling the Jos part of the 330kV transmission line has completed investigations on that part of the line, while the Gombe part of the transmission line trace is still ongoing.
Meanwhile the general manager public affairs said that the environs will continue to experience power failure until both ends of they are restored.
“The entire line cannot be energized until both ends of the line trace have been concluded. Once completed, the findings would be analyzed and faults cleared TCN will then re-energized the transmission line.
The company said it regrets inconveniences caused by the outage and also apologizes to the Government and people of the six North Eastern states affected by the outage, while assuring that efforts are ongoing to ensure a speedy completion of the transmission line trace and faults clearance in other to reclose and energize the 330kV transmission line.