PHED Blames Power Outage In Bayelsa On Transmission Fault

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Port Harcourt Electricity Distribution Company

The Port Harcourt Electricity Distribution Company (PHED) says the current blackout in Bayelsa State is caused by transmission constraints outside its control.
The Tide reports that the power outage being experienced across Bayelsa State was worsened by a total system collapse that threw the entire state in darkness since last Thursday.
Reacting to the development, Manager, Corporate Communications, PHED Mr John Onyi, who regretted the incident, said that efforts were underway by Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) to clear the faults.
Onyi told newsmen in a telephone interview on Monday that power supply to Yenagoa, was lost on Thursday evening due to a fault on TCN’s network which served PHED customers in Bayelsa.
“The customers of Port Harcourt Electricity Distribution Company in Yenagoa, the Bayelsa State capital are presently experiencing forced power outage.
“The outage is caused by a faulty 132kv Owerri-Yenagoa lines belonging to Transmission Company of Nigeria. The unfortunate incident occurred on the eve of Friday, July 5.
“However, TCN technical crew has long been dispatched to the site with a view to fixing the lines and as soon as it is fixed, power 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.