Apo transmission station catches fire

Posted by John Ofikhenua, Abuja | 28 April 2019 | 975 times

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•Power transmission line

There was been a fire outbreak at the Apo transmission station that was later put out on Sunday.

A 45MVA transformer, based on preliminary information was lost to the fire.

The Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC) Head Corporate Communication,  Mr. Oyebode Fadipe, disclosed.

He noted that “Our technical team is right now working with the TCN engineers to see how to absorb the load on the 45MVA transformer that was affected by the fire.”

The Minister of Power Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola that was said to have responded to the incident, said that he was that the technical staff were already working to redistribute the power from the station.

He was quoted as saying that “I am aware of the Apo Fire incident which occurred today (Sunday) affecting the Transmission Transformer and our staff are at site  & on ground . Fire has been put out.

“Damages is being assessed and plans underway to redistribute Power to Communities served by the burnt / damaged Transformer at Apo Transmission Sub Station.” (The Nation)


Source: News Express

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