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Why Imo was in darkness

Details have emerged why some parts of Imo State, especially the State capital, Owerri was thrown into darkness for several days.
It was gathered that ongoing Maintenance on TR2 600MVa TCN Power transformer at Egbu, Owerri is responsible for the power outage which has taken a toll on small and medium scale business in the state.
According to a statement by Emeka Eze, Head Communications, TCN, the maintenance work had begun on January 18, 2018, at 1pm and was expected to end by 4pm same day but unfortunately due to unforeseen circumstances it lingered.
He said those affected include “all customers under Orlu District, all customers under New Owerri District and all customers under Owerri district excluding those on Ikenegbu, Egbu and FUT 11kv feeders”
Thé full statement reads:
“The management of EEDC wishes to inform its esteemed customers in Imo State that the current loss of supply being experienced in the state is as a result of an ongoing maintenance work on the TR2 power transformer at the TCN station in Egbu, Owerri.
“The maintenance which commenced on Thursday 18th January, 2018 at 1pm was expected to end at 4pm same day, but unfortunately, due to some unforeseen circumstances it has lingered.
The customers affected by this development are:
All customers under Orlu District.
All customers under New Owerri District.
All Customers under Owerri District (excluding those on Ikenegbu, Egbu and FUT 11KV Feeders.)
The TCN Engineers are working hard to restore supply to our 33KV and 11KV Feeders in the affected districts. Normal supply will be restored as soon as the maintenance is completed.
EEDC apologises for the inconveniences this situation has caused its esteemed customers in the affected areas”

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