Jos transmission station gutted by fire; Bauchi, Gombe, Plateau affected

A power transmission station that was gutted by fire in Jos on Wednesday (13/9/17).
04868/13/9/2017/ Sunday Adah /NAN
A power transmission station that was gutted by fire in Jos on Wednesday (13/9/17). 04868/13/9/2017/ Sunday Adah /NAN

A power transmission station in Jos was on Tuesday gutted by fire which affected electricity supply in Bauchi, Plateau and Gombe states respectively.

Details of the cause of the fire are yet to be ascertained but sources at the Jos Electricity Distribution company, JEDC, confirmed that the fire started at about 4:47 p.m. on Tuesday.

The JEDC has since reacted to the fire.

“Dear customers, we apologise for the outage being experienced in Bauchi, Gombe and Plateau states. The outage is due to fire outbreak at the TCN supply station”, it said on its Facebook page.

When contacted by PREMIUM TIMES, the head of corporate communication, JEDC, Friday Elijah, confirmed the cause of the power outage.

Mr. Friday who regretted the inconvenience suffered by customers in the affected areas disclosed that a team of engineers has been mobilised to the scene of the incident with the view to restoring power within the shortest possible time.


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  • Ishaku isaac

    What? This is unacceptable. As a former production operator, it is more than meets the eye. All the systems relays failed to trip?; All protective breakers and other devices failed? All the alarms in the control room and on the equipment failed? Or is it that the operator was asleep?
    Is this station tied to the National grid? Is the systems control center still functional? All these are possible questions. This is sad.