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JUST IN: Fire destroys 150MVA TCN transformer in Edo

Fire razes 150MVA TCN transformer in Edo
A Sunday morning fire has damaged a 150MVA transformer belonging to the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) and located at the 330/132/33KVA substation along Sapele Road, Benin in Edo State. According to a witness, Mr Osaigbovo Ikponmwosa, the fire started following an explosion in the transformer at 8am. “We have been here since the fire started and the state fire service...

Ikeja Electric vows to protect staff against assault

Peeved by incessant attacks on its staff, Ikeja Electric has vowed to ensure the prosecution of anyone that engages in the act. The company made this known in a statement signed by its Head of Corporate Communications, Mr Felix Ofulue and made available to the media on Monday, May 27. He said that the company has zero tolerance for assault on...

AEDC tackles TCN over cause of Apo Transmission fire

Apo transmission fire
The Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC) has disagreed with the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN)'s assessment that one of the Disco's feeders caused the Sunday  fire at the Apo Transmission Station, Abuja. General Manager, Corporate Communications of AEDC, Mr Fadipe Oyebode made the clarification in a Tuesday, April 30 statement. The TCN had in a statement blamed the AEDC's feeder for causing...

Schneider Electric Sensitises Traders On Safety

Schneider Electric
Energy management firm, Schneider Electric and stakeholders on Wednesday, March 20 embarked on a road show to sensitise Lagos traders on the benefits of procuring genuine electrical products. The two-day road show, which was aimed at mass enlightenment of the public on safety, saw the company’s staff, partners and some stakeholders including electricians, distributors, and retailers tour Lagos Island and Oshodi electrical...

EEDC tops 2018 NEMSA safety ranking

For the second consecutive year, the Enugu Electricity Distribution Company (EEDC) has been adjudged the overall best in Nigerian Electricity Management Services Agency (NEMSA) Safety Ranking. EEDC made this known in a Monday, March 11 statement signed by its Head of Communications Department, Emeka Ezeh. According to the statement, EEDC topped the NEMSA safety rating 2018, like it did in 2017. The...

IBEDC hits 365 days without LTI

The Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company (IBEDC) has achieved 365 days of Lost Time Injury (LTI)-free operations. This, the company said, translated to 1.6 million safe man-hours. The Head, Branding and Corporate Communication, IBEDC, Mrs Angela Olanrewaju, made the disclosure in a statement on Thursday. According to the statement, the company achieved the milestone due to the emphasis it placed on safety which...

NEMSA Disconnects 1,205 Premises Under High-Tension Power Lines

  Nigerian Electricity Management Services Agency (NEMSA) says its directive to distribution companies on buildings under Right -Of -Ways (ROW) of power lines has resulted in disconnection of 1,205 premises between October 2017 and December 2018. NEMSA’s Managing Director, Mr Peter Ewesor said this in a document made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Friday. NAN reports...

Ikeja Electric Warns Public against Activities around Power Lines

Ikeja Electric Plc (IE) has cautioned the public against building structures and engaging in social and economic activities under power lines. Mr Felix Ofulue, Spokesman for IE, said the specific clearance or distance which the public must maintain away from a 33/11KV lines is 5.5 meters (20ft) on both sides. “While for 132KV lines the distance must be 15 meters (50ft)...

Expert Warns Against Improper Earthing Of Homes

A Safety Officer with Ikeja Electric Plc, Engr. Moses Oyeniran, has lamented the high number of homes without proper earthing in Ayobo, in Alimosho Local Government Area of Lagos. He made the disclosure while delivering a lecture on electrical safety at the monthly Ayobo-Ipaja Community Development Committee (CDC) meeting which held at the Council Secretariat, Igbogila on Friday, February 23. He...

IBEDC Warns Against Electricity Hazard

The Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company (IBEDC) on Monday, March 5 advised the public to be wary of electricity hazards and shun habits that poses danger to their lives and property while using electrical appliances. The Regional Head of Communication IBEDC Ilorin Zone, Mr Asaju Kolawole, gave the warnings during a road show by the company. The road show included distribution of...