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Dark February for Ikorodu residents; read why

Residents of Ikorodu community should prepare for two weeks of darkness as the power distribution network servicing the area; Ikeja Electric, has announced plans of a planned power outage in the community.

According to a statement released by Ikeja Electric and obtained by InsideMainland, there is a “planned outage at the Ikorodu Transmission Station to enable the installation of an additional 60MVA, 132/33KV Transformer.”

With the power outage set to commence today, Thursday, 2nd February 2017 and end on Thursday, 16th February 2017, InsideMainland gathered the outage will affect three 33KV and four 11KV feeders in Ikorodu.

“The planned outage will affect three 33KV feeders namely; Spintex, Ijede and T2 15MVA, 33/11kv. While four 11KV feeders will be affected at Sabo Injection Substation i.e Lasunwon, Ladega, Eyita and Igbogbo feeders,” the statement reads.

While urging customers to bear with the planned outage to aid the new installation, Ikeja Electric said “customers on the affected feeders will be back-fed from alternative feeders during the period and this will result in load shedding.”

You would recall that residents of Oko-Oba community recently protested four months of power outage by Ikeja Electric. The protest held in Orile Agege community on Monday, January 30, 2017.

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