IBADANâ€”The Power Holding Company of Nigeria, PHCN, Dugbe District, Oyo State has explained the reasons behind the power outage being experienced by customers in some parts of the district.
According to a statement by the Senior Manager (Public Affairs) of the District, Mr Tokunbo Peters, the prolonged outage at Apata, Owode, Command, Odo-Ona, Bembo, Oloko, Oluyole Estate and other areas of Ibadan metropolis was due to the on-going upgrading and reinforcement work at the Apata 33/11 KV injection sub station.
Mr Tokunbo Peters while conducting newsmen round the site explained that PHCN was currently engaged in a multi-million naira project at the injection sub-station which entails upgrading the overloaded 7.5 MVA power transformer to 2x15MVA and replacing the old breakers and panels in the control room with new ones.
This is with a view to accommodate the projected increase in energy consumption of customers in the Apata axis of the metropolis. He appealed to customers affected by the power outage toÂ bear with it, promising that normal power supply would resume as soon as the installation work is completed.
Mr Peters disclosed that the load shedding being experienced in other parts of Dugbe Districtâ€™s network was as a result of poor energy allocation from source which is due to poor generation. He appealed to the Districtâ€™s customers to refrain from wasteful use of electricity during this difficult period, while also assuring them that power supply will improve as soon as there is an improvement in generation.