The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) has restored bulk electricity supply to Funtua Transmission Substation, Kaduna State, after a fire which emerged from a faulty 33kV armored cable from KEDCO 33kV feeder damaged the company’s Protection and Control panel.

The incident took place at about 17:48hrs on Saturday, 17th November, when a big explosion sound accompanied by a very thick smoke and blinding flame started on the upriser of Dandume 33kV feeder belonging to KEDCO in Funtua. The fire caused by earth fault resulted from the faulty 33kV armoured cable in the adjoining KEDCO station.

Speaking on the incident, TCN GM, Ndidi Mbah in a statement on Thursday said that Prior to the Saturday’s fire outbreak, KEDCO had taken planned outage from Zaria 132/33kV Transmission Substation, which caused loss of supply to Funtua 132/33kV Transmission Substation as Funtua Substation takes supply from Zaria Substation.

TCN commended efforts of the Katsina State Fire Service, Funtua, for their prompt response to the site of the incident, adding that their actions prevented the fire from escalating and doing greater damage to the substation. Mbah also noted that immediately after the fire was put off, a combined team of TCN engineers from its Gusau and Mando Work Centres commenced work to effect repairs and restore supply to Funtua Transmission Substation.

Source: Daily Post