Abuja Faces Blackout As PHCN’s Apo Transmission Station Catches Fire, 45MVA Transformer Burnt Down
There was a fire outbreak at the Apo transmission station that was later put out on Sunday.
A power transmission substation in Apo, a suburb in the Federal Capital Territory went up in flames on Sunday evening.
According to initial reports, the fire started at about 1.30pm from a transformer in the substation and persisted for some hours.
The Transmission Company of Nigeria confirmed the incident. The Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC) Head Corporate Communication, Mr. Oyebode Fadipe, who disclosed the incident, in his statement wrote:
There has been a fire outbreak at the Apo transmission station. Although the fire has been brought under control, a 45MVA transformer, based on preliminary information was lost to the fire. Our technical team is right now working with the TCN engineers to see how to absorb the load on the 45MVA transformer that was affected by the fire.