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Power outage in Bayelsa traced to fault on 132 KV Owerri-Yenagoa line –PHEDC

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 Bayelsa 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, Mr John Onyi, Manager, Corporate Communications, PHED 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 on Thursday evening due to a fault on TCN’s network which serves PHED customers in Bayelsa.

“The Customers of Port Harcourt Electricity Distribution Company, PHED., in Yenagoa, the  Bayelsa state capital are  presently experiencing forced power outage.

“The outage was caused by a faulty 132kv Owerri-Yenagoa line belonging to Transmission Company of Nigeria, TCN. The unfortunate incident occurred on the eve of Friday, 5th July 2019.

“However, TCN technical crew has been long dispatched to the site with a view to fixing the line 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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