The management of Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company (IBEDC) has appealed for the understanding and patience of its customers in Ibadan, Ijebu-ode, Sagamu, Iseyin, Ejigbo and parts of Ede, currently experiencing minimal supply of power.
The company’s acting Chief Technical Officer, Felix Abiodun, made the appeal in a statement.
Abiodun said the poor supply was the aftermath of the TCN-Ayede Sub-station fire incident that happened on the 5th of January, 2020.
According to Abiodun, “The fire destroyed the TCN 150 MVA, 330/132/33 kV power transformer that cannot be easily replaced. Shortly after the bulk restoration of supply, one of the remaining three transformers (3x150MVA), gave a caution sign, which led to its shut down and eventual oil filtration.”
Speaking further he said, “Few days later, another transformer began tripping spuriously, the cause of this is traced to the effect of the fire, and associated heat on the control cables linking the transformers.”
Abiodun added that the only way TCN could supply power to IBEDC’s numerous customers, therefore, was through load shedding and rationing of power supply for now.
He assured the company’s customers that TCN and IBEDC engineers were working round the clock to ensure better supply of power in the shortest possible time.