We’re yet to approve 2-month power outage in Ondo, Ekiti, says TCN

The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) has announced that it did not approve the planned two-month power outage in Ondo and Ekiti states.

This clarification came from TCN General Manager of Public Affairs, Ndidi Mbah, in a statement issued on Monday in response to concerns about a scheduled outage for maintenance on the Osogbo/Akure-Ado-Ekiti 132-kilovolt line.

The Benin Electricity Distribution Company (BEDC) had previously announced an impending two-month power outage for the states of Ondo and Ekiti, slated to commence on July 1, 2024, and conclude on August 31, 2024.

However, TCN has refuted the announcement, stating that it had not received any requests or given approval for such an outage.

“A publication by the BEDC regarding a proposed outage on the Osogbo-Akure-Ado-Ekiti 132kV line to install OPGW commencing on 1st July 2024 has been brought to the notice of the Transmission Company of Nigeria, TCN.

TCN Management hereby informs the general public that no such outage request has been approved,” the statement read.

In a related development, various reports have highlighted the Ekiti State Government’s rejection of the proposed two-month power outage by BEDC, further emphasizing the lack of communication and coordination between the distribution company and the transmission authority.

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