PHED Explains Reason for Power Outage in Parts of Port Harcourt


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

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