Fault in Kakuri transmission Substation in Kaduna disconnects supply in 3 feeders – TCN

The Transmission Company of Nigeria,TCN on Wednesday  informed  that a transformer fault in Kakuri Substation in Kaduna has disconnected supply in 3 feeders comprising mainly:Arewa,UNTL and Ungwan.

In  a statement TCN noted that a fault involving an underground cable connecting 60MVA 132/33kV  T3 and its grounding transformer in Kakuri transmission substation,  caused slight fire incident that affected the grounding transformer, resulting in the temporal disconnection of power supply to three (3) feeders; namely Arewa, UNTL and Ungwan Boro feeders.

TCN in the statement issued by Ndidi Mbah,the General Manager Public Affairs noted that efforts are currently underway  by its  engineers to quickly restore supply to the affected feeders in the evening today, by reconnecting supply through another 60MVA, 132/33kV transformer T1A in the same substation.

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The statement informed further that  there is enough redundancy at Kakuri Substation to ensure that all affected customers of Kaduna Electricity Distribution Company are reconnected to normal supply.

The said customers would therefore experience only a few hours of power outage for today while TCN diverts the load to another transformer.

Meanwhile TCN,the statement explained   is equally mobilizing to replace the affected grounding transformer to maintain N-1 redundancy at the substation, even as it arranges to repair the faulty grounding transformer.

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