Blackout: IKEDC blames load restrictions across transmission centers

Onwubuke Melvin
Onwubuke Melvin

Ikeja Electric Distribution Company has attributed the ongoing power outage in some parts of Lagos to the load restrictions of its various transmission centers.

This was disclosed in a circular signed by the management of the company.

In the circular, it confirmed that this has led to the current service difficulties that its various customers in the State are dealing with.

In transmission centres, load restrictions are typically defined as limits imposed on the amount of electricity that can be transmitted by a network.

These restrictions may be due to several factors, e.g. maintenance work, system upgrades, or the prevention of overloading which may lead to equipment failure or power interruptions.

“The current service disruption you are encountering is a result of significant load restrictions across many of our transmission load centers, particularly impacting:

“Oworo TS, Maryland TS, Itire TS, Isolo TS, Ogba TS, Alausa TS, Ejigbo TS, Alimosho TS, Ilupeju TS, Ayobo TS.

“We apologize for any inconvenience caused. We are actively collaborating with relevant stakeholders to restore normal operations,” the circular reads.

Another breakdown in the national grid has recently occurred, resulting in widespread power shortages across the country and some regions facing sporadic availability of electricity.

However, power to the national grid was successfully restored, according to a statement by TCN.


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