Three states in Nigeria to experience two-day of blackout, TCN has revealed



The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) has announced that electricity consumers in Gombe and some parts of Yola and Bauchi states will experience power outages for some hours as a result of scheduled maintenance of power facilities.

The TCN said its “maintenance crew will carry out scheduled preventive maintenance on the bay of its T1A 150MVA, 330/132/33kV transformer bay” on Thursday and Friday, January 18 and 19, 2024.

According to a statement by the TCN General Manager, Public Affairs, Ndidi Mbah, the maintenance will last eight hours, running from 9 am to 5 pm on each day.

Mbah disclosed that to commence the maintenance exercise, “TCN would transfer the load from the T1A 150MVA transformer to its T2A 150MVA transformer in the same substation”.

She added that consequently, there would be “an interruption of bulk power supply to Jos and Yola DisCos through the T1A transformer”.

She clarified that the interruption would only affect bulk supply during the transfer period, and not for the entire eight-hour period it would take to complete the maintenance exercise on both days.

Mbah said: “The short outage during the transfer period would affect supply to Gombe and some parts of Yola and Bauchi states only, during transfer time on both days.

“TCN will, however, restore bulk power supply through the transformer immediately after the maintenance exercise.”

The transmission company regretted “any inconvenience this may cause electricity consumers within the affected areas.”


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