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The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) has clarified that its supply capacity to Abuja has not been impacted by the Gwagwalada-Katampe transmission line vandalism incident of 26th February, 2024.

In a statement on Friday by the General Manager, Public Affairs, Ndidi Mbah, TCN supplies AEDC bulk power for Abuja and environs through three major 330kV transmission lines.

TCN said the three bulk power sources are to ensure flexibility and reliability .

“Contrary to recent publications in the media, therefore, the Gwagwalada incident impacted the redundancy and flexibility of bulk supply and not the capability of TCN to supply adequate bulk supply to Abuja and environs.

“This simply means that the wheeling capacity of TCN to Abuja has not been affected because the available 2X330kV Shiroro – Katampe Transmission lines are sufficient to convey allocated power to Abuja.

“It is important to note that the current power situation being experienced generally is a result of low load allocation, caused by low power generation into the nation’s grid”, TCN explained.

Recalled that TCN had recently in a statement disclosed the attack on Tower 70 along its 330KV Gwagwalada-Katampe transmission line which happened on 26 February 2024 at about 11:32pm was found standing precariously on the ground resulting to a trip at the Gwagwalada transmission substation.

Its however stated that the incident had reduced bulk electricity supply flexibility and the volume of power into Abuja by 250MW.

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