June 17, 2024

TCN restores power to Kontagora-Yauri 132kV weeks after vandalization

The Transmission Company of Nigeria, TCN, has restored electricity supply on Kontagora-Yauri 132 kilovolt Single Circuit line in Niger State weeks after it was vandalized.

The General Manager of Public Affairs, TCN, Ndidi Mbah, disclosed this in a statement on Thursday.

Recall that on April 5, 2024, towers T38, T39, and T40 collapsed due to vandalization.

“The line was energized at 1:11 p.m., after completing rehabilitation and reconstruction work, including conductor stringing, today, Thursday, April 18, 2024.

“Consequently, the Yauri 132/33kV substation is now on entire supply from the national grid.

“Recall that on April 5, 2024, at about 1801Hrs, the Kontagora-Yauri 132kV Single Circuit line tripped on earth fault relay indication. On trial reclosure, the line tripped instantly. On patrolling the line the following day, TCN engineers discovered that towers T38, T39 and T40 had collapsed as they were totally vandalized,” the statement reads.

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