Peak electricity generation on the national grid dropped by 292.4 megawatts this week.
Figures from the Federal Ministry of Power showed that a fault involving an underground cable connecting 60 MEGA VOLT AMP 132/33 KILO VOLT T3 and its grounding transformer in Kakuri power transmission substation in Kaduna caused a fire incident that affected the transformer.
The power generation figures for the last two days of 2019 were the most recent updates released by the Transmission Company of Nigeria on Wednesday.
General Manager, Public Affairs Division of TCN’s transmission substation in Kaduna , Ndidi Mbah, explained that the fire led to a temporary disconnection of power supply to three feeders.
The transmission company, however, stated that there was enough redundancy at the Kakuri substation to ensure that all affected customers of Kaduna Electricity Distribution Company were reconnected to normal supply.