The power outage in some states in the North East was because of a fault on the Jos-Gombe 330kv transmission line, the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) has said.
This was the position of the TCN in a statement in Abuja on Monday, where it noted that the line tripping occurred at about 19:09, on Sept. 22, after it was reenergized.
“TCN shot down on Sept. 22, to undertake the annual scheduled maintenance on the 330 kv transmission line from Jos to Gombe,” the statement said.
“After the maintenance work had been completed by combined engineering maintenance crew from Gombe and Jos transmission substations, the transmission line was reclosed and energised at about 15:09 hours on the same day at 19:09 hours.
“However, the line tripped due to a fault on the line and TCN quickly initiated the patrol of the transmission line to detect and rectify the fault.”