The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) has apologized for the poor power supply within the Sokoto, Talata-Mafara and Gusau axis.
According to a statement by the TCN, the power limitation is due to transmission capacity constraints on its Birnin-Kebbi-Sokoto-Talata-Mafara-Gusau transmission line.
The statement noted that “the situation was caused by the collapse of Tower No 307 on Funtua-Gusau Transmission line route which cut off bulk electricity supply to Gusau.
“As remedial measure however, the company has started back-feeding distribution load centres in Gusau through its 80MW capacity Birnin Kebbi-Sokoto-Talata-Mafara Transmission line.
“The combined capacity of Sokoto, Talata-Mafara and Gusau is much higher than the maximum capacity the line is built to carry, resulting in overload of the line and consequently, reduced bulk electricity to Sokoto, Birnin-Kebbi and Gusau.”
It added that “The procurement of high capacity conductors for the re-conductoring Birnin Kebbi-Sokoto and Kaduna-Zaria-Funtua-Gusau 132kV Transmission lines that will double the current capacity of the lines has also reached advanced stage.”