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PHEDC blames Bayelsa power outage on faulty 132kv line

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By KenechukwuObiajuru, Yenagoa

The Distribution Company (PHED) says the blackout in state was caused by transmission constraints outside its control.

The poor supply being experienced across was worsened by a total system collapse that threw the entire state into total darkness since Thursday.

Reacting to the development, Mr John Onyi, manager, corporate communications, PHED who regretted the incident, said that efforts were underway by Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) to clear the fault.

Onyi said in a telephone interview with Orient Daily that supply to Yenagoa, Bayelsa capital was lost on Thursday evening due to a fault on TCN’s network which serves PHED customers in Bayelsa.

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“The Customers of Distribution Company, PHED., in Yenagoa, the Bayelsa state capital are presently experiencing forced . The was caused by a Owerri-Yenagoa lines belonging to Transmission Company of Nigeria, TCN. The unfortunate incident occurred on the eve of Friday, 5th July 2019.

“However, TCN technical crew has been long dispatched to the site with a view to fixing the lines and as soon as it is fixed, supply to the capital city will be restored. PHED, therefore, seeks the patience and understanding of all the residents and government functionaries while waiting for the restoration,” Onyi said.

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