Rains, will aid hydro but cause challenges to power transmission, distribution – Fashola

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The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, has warned that the rainy season will pose a major challenge to the transmission and distribution arms of the power industry.

Fashola’s warning to operators in the sector was captured in the minutes of the 27th monthly meeting for stakeholders in the industry, which was obtained from the Federal Ministry of Power, Works and Housing in Abuja.

The minister “advised operators to prepare for the rainy season, which would provide more water supply to the hydro stations and pose major challenges to transmission and distribution networks.”

In this regard, he appealed to the operators to promptly issue notices when there were known damages that would interfere with power supply and send maintenance teams out to repair and replace damaged equipment or clear fallen trees.

Source: The Punch

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