Management of BEDC Electricity Plc. has said that the fire incident which occurred on Sunday at the premises of the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) station in Benin, Edo state has not affected the supply of electricity to its customers.
It said customers without power supply might be due to either load management schedule or local technical fault in their locations, among other sundry reasons.
Spokesman for BEDC, Mr. Adekunle Tayo, in a press statement issued in Bénin City, said the TCN has been wheeling electricity to its feeders in all BEDC locations since the fire incident.
Tayo explained no specific location of the BEDC was affected in terms of power supply due to the fire incident.
He commended customers for their understanding and cooperation over the fire incident.
According to him, “The fire incident it will be recalled, initially caused a partial system collapse as the gutted TCN station is interconnected to other TCN locations across the country.
“However normalcy in terms of power supply was restored later in the day as spirited efforts by stakeholders at the instance of BEDC yielded positive result as the fire was eventually put off same day.
“The company specifically commended some of its strategic stakeholders and customers who responded to its clarion call for assistance during the inferno including, the University of Benin (UNIBEN), Nigerian Integrated Power Plant, Ogorode, Sapele, Delta State, the Sapele Power Station Fire Service, Edo State Government Fire Service and the Delta State Fire Service.
“Others were; IDSL Benin, NPDC Fire Service department, Nigerian Air Force base Benin, University of Benin Teaching Hospital, (UBTH), and Nigerian School of Army Supply and Transport Ugbowo, Benin.”