The Port Harcourt Electricity Distribution Company, PHED has given reasons for power outage in some part of Port Harcourt.
According to a press statement issued by the manager corporate communication of PHED, Mr. John Onyi, last weekend and make available to The Tide, Tide, The forced outage is as a result of a fire outbreak on Transmission company of Nigeria, (TCN) power transformer (60 MVA mcomer) located inside Oginigba injectors substation, Trans Amadi, which affected four critical outgoing 33KV feeders”. The State further, disclosed that, “the outage has mainly affected PHED customers residing and transacting businesses at Trans Amadi industrial area, Rnumuodamaya, Abuloma and Woji area.
The company however assured that the technical crew from (TCN), has been mobilized to the site to ascertain the level of the incidence as well as find ways of restoring power supply to the affected areas.
PHED further called on residents of the affected areas to bear with the company as regular power supply would be restored as soon as possible.
Meanwhile, residents of the affected area, has appealed to PHED, to ensuring speedy restoration of the damage power transformer to save the people from power outage. The residents, also urged the company to improve on its services and provide regular power supply in the area, and other parts of Port Harcourt.
A Teacher, in the Federal Government Girls College Abuloma, Mr Fidelis Nwiyor, who spoke with The Tide, in an interview, said, the power outage in the area has affected businesses activities. He called on government to improve on Electricity generation and distribution in the country.
Source: The Tide