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TCN to re-conductor Sokoto-Birnin Kebbi power transmission line

TCN to re-conductor Sokoto-Birnin Kebbi power transmission line

 

Okechukwu Nnodim, AbujaThe Transmission Company of Nigeria on Tuesday said it was set to re-conductor the overloaded Sokoto-Birnin Kebbi 132kV single circuit transmission line.It said the line would be replaced with high capacity transmission cable that would enable TCN increase bulk power transmission to distribution load centres in Sokoto State and environs.TCN’s General Manager, Ndidi Mbah, said the new line when completed, would enable the Kaduna Electricity Distribution Company deliver more electricity to its customers in Sokoto axis to solve the prevalent poor power supply situation in the area.“Over the years the Sokoto-Birnin Kebbi 132kV transmission line had become overloaded due to massive increase in human population and attendant socio-economic development in the area,” she stated in a statement issued in Abuja.Mbah added, “The re-conductoring work would rectify the current low voltage and consequent poor power situation so that electricity consumers can enjoy more stable and quality power supply.”TCN said it would commence the re-conductoring work on the 130km Sokoto-Birnin Kebbi single circuit transmission line this week and would complete the project by the third week of December 2020.It stated that to ameliorate the effect of scheduled outages on electricity customers during the period, TCN would work from 8am to 5pm daily, during which time there would be no supply of electricity to the affected areas. The transmission firm said electricity supply would, however, be restored daily from 6pm to 8am.The firm, however, apologised for every inconvenience.It also solicited the support and understanding of the state governor, Sokoto residents, as well as the Kaduna Electricity Distribution Company to enable TCN execute the project. DOWNLOAD THE PUNCH NEWS APP NOW ON#video-container{margin-bottom:10px}.socialmedia{margin-bottom:20px;margin-top:20px;font-family:’Open Sans’,sans-serif}.socialmedia h3{font-size:14px;margin-bottom:10px;font-weight:700;text-align:left}.socialmedia h3 span{font-size:14px;font-weight:400;line-height:1.5em}.socialmedia h3 span#whatsapp{width:50px;height:50px;background:url(“http://cdn.punchng.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/07104600/wa1.png”) no-repeat}.socialmedia h3 span a{color:gray}#main h3{font-weight:700;font-size:24px}.box_app{background-color:#fafafa;width:100%;text-align:left}Receive Alerts on: Whatsapp: +2349090060943, Twitter: @MobilePunch, BBM: C003D3DC0Share your story with us: SMS: +2349090060943, Whatsapp: +2349090060943, Email: [email protected]

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