Posted by News Express | 9 July 2019 | 465 times
The Port Harcourt Electricity Distribution Company (PHED) says the blackout in Bayelsa State was caused by transmission constraints outside its control.
The poor power supply being experienced across the state was worsened by a total system collapse that threw the entire state in total darkness without public power supply since Thursday.
Reacting to the development, Corporate Communications Manager of PHED, Mr. John Onyi, who regretted the incident, said that efforts were underway by Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) to clear the fault
Onyi said in a telephone interview that power supply to Yenagoa, Bayelsa capital was lost in the on Thursday evening due to a fault on TCN’s network which serves PHED customers in Bayelsa.
“The customers of PHED in Yenagoa, the Bayelsa state capital, are presently experiencing forced power outage.
“The outage was caused by a faulty 132kv Owerri-Yenagoa lines belonging to Transmission Company of Nigeria, TCN. The unfortunate incident occurred on the eve of Friday, July 5, 2019.
“However, TCN technical crew has been long dispatched to the site with a view to fixing the lines and as soon as it is fixed, supply to the capital city will be restored.
“PHED, therefore, seeks the patience and understanding of all the residents and government functionaries while waiting for the restoration,” Onyi said.
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