Few hours into the planned power outage across different parts of Lagos under the power network serviced by Ikeja Electric, the company has announced the process would not leave customers entirely in darkness.
According to Ikeja Electric, the planned outage which “begins March 6 won’t leave customers entirely without supply.” Rather, there will be increased load shedding for the period in these areas under the network for the entire duration of the maintenance exercise.
The company also added that “outage is to enable the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) carry out some work on two of its transformers at the Ikeja West TS.”
You would recall that Ikeja Electric earlier announced that areas such as Ojodu, Magodo, Alausa, Oke-Afa, Bolorunpelu, Egbe, Igando, Shasha, Ipaja, Alimosho, Agege, Egbeda and Abesan would experience power outage from March 6, 2017 to April 4, 2017.
Other areas to be affected in the planned power outage include; Ayetoro, Abule-Taylor, Ogba, Ifako, Shomolu, Gbagada, Oworonshoki, Ogudu, Isheri-Olowora, Berger, Anthony and Otta.
Since the announcement of the planned outage, Mainlanders have continued to express their displeasure on the decision by the company.
Meanwhile, Ikeja Electric Plc, announced that it received “an average load allocation of 425MW from TCN for distribution across our network” today March 6, 2017.