The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) states that the ongoing loading-shedding in Kaduna, Kano, and Plateau States, which started on the 15th of September, 2021, is due to efforts by the NDPHC to connect its new Lafia Substation to the national grid.
According to statement issued by Ndidi Mbah, General Manager Public Affairs of NDPHC said the company requested for power outage on the Makurdi – Jos portion of TCN’s Ikot Ekpene -Ugwuaji -Makurdi – Jos 330kV transmission line to enable it carry out transposition on the line and to connect the new Lafia Substation. Connection works by NDPHC to its new Lafia Substation have advanced and will soon be complete.
Although the ongoing work by NDPHC interrupted bulk power supply from the Makurdi-Jos 330kV transmission line axis only, Jos is currently receiving electricity through the Kaduna -Jos 330kV transmission line.
Consequently, there is a slight load constraint in Kaduna, Kano, and Jos axis as the load from Ikot Ekpene – Ugwuaji – Makurdi has been cut off on the Makurdi – Jos axis as a result of the ongoing work.
Power supply through the Lafia – Jos 330kV line is to ensure that Jos gets electricity supply until NDPHC completes the connection of the new Lafia Substation to the grid.
TCN equally notes that the connection work by NDPHC will increase the capacity of the national grid and regrets the inconveniences the slight load reduction is I electricity consumers in the affected states. However, bulk power supply will be restored on the Makurdi – Jos line immediately after NDPHC completes the transposition work.