TCN, Ibadan Disco Clash over Inability to Supply Power to Selected Feeders

Emmanuel Addeh in Abuja

The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) yesterday differed with Ibadan Distribution Company (Disco) for blaming its inability to supply electricity to some selected customers in its franchise areas

The TCN, in a statement last night, noted that the publication circulated by Ibadan Disco on  April 9, 2024, which stated that it was responsible for its failure to “deliver estimated hours of supply to your feeder”, due to system outages and tripping on TCN ‘s feeders was incorrect.
A statement by the General Manager, Public Affairs of the TCN, Ndidi Mbah, stated that the transmission company had taken time to investigate the allegation and wished to set the record straight.

“ IBEDC’s publication on the 9th of April 2024 across their social media platforms, attributing their inability to deliver estimated hours of supply to its customers is incorrect.

“The feeders mentioned in the publication are not within the TCN network. This means that most of the listed feeders in the publication are 11kV operated by IBEDC and completely outside TCN’s operational control and in IBEDC’s network.
“The  reasons given for the outage on IBEDC 11kV and 33kV are earth/ over current faults, which have no bearing on TCN’s frequency control operations,” the organisation said.

It added that the statement by IBEDC had been verified by TCN’s regional management in Osogbo in conjunction with IBEDC officials themselves and had been proven to be false, necessitating necessary corrections being made.

“While TCN sees this misinformation of IBEDC as a ploy to undermine and mislead the public against regular power supply, we remain focused on supporting the government’s move towards a more robust and efficient power supply.

“Consequently, TCN assures the public of its commitment to continue to work hard to effectively transport the entire bulk electricity received from the generating companies to distribution load centres nationwide,” it said.

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