Benin, Nov. 13, 2023: The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) has announced power disruption to some parts of Benin City, Edo State capital.
Mrs Ndidi Mbah, General Manager, Public Affairs, Benin Main Substation, announced this via a statement issued on Sunday in Benin.
The disruption, Mbah said, was due to a plan to carry out an upgrade of its Ihovbor 132/33kV Transmission Substation.
The general manager said the company would use the processes to also replace a 60MVA power transformer within the substation with a 100MVA transformer.
“The exercise is scheduled to commence from Monday, November 13, 2023, to January 7, 2024.
“Consequently, there will be a minimal load supply of eight hours per day through the substation to Benin Distribution Company (BEDC) for distribution to its customers who are supplied electricity from three feeders in Ihovbor substation.
“The upgrade will not affect bulk power supply through the University of Benin (UNIBEN) feeder.
“Areas that will experience power interruption due to the upgrade include Egba, Oluku, and Ihovbor, while UNIBEN will have its 24-hour normal power supply,” said the public affairs officer.
She regretted, however, any inconveniences the upgrade would cause electricity consumers within the affected areas.
According to her, the exercise is necessary to increase the capacity of the TCN’s Ihovbor transmission substation to enable the delivery of more bulk electricity to Benin DisCo for distribution to its customers.