Blackout looms as fire razes KEDCO’s power substation in Kano


A fire outbreak has razed the power substation of the Kano Electricity Distribution Company, KEDCO, located at Dan’agundi area of Kano State.

The fire incident occurred on Monday at about 11: 00am when one of the KEDCO’s power transformers,15MVA TR1 was caught in flames, affecting three feeders.

Confirming the incident, Ibrahim Sani Shawai, Head, Corporate Communications, KEDCO said in a statement that “the transformer was observed in flames and at the same time tripped on Over Current All phases and affecting three feeders.”

He said “the operator on duty tried to contain the fire outbreak but was overwhelmed by the degree of the flames until external support came and the fire was however brought under control around 1130hrs,”

While calling for calm, the spokesman stated that some areas, such as  Kofar Na’isa, Kofar Nasarawa, Ibrahim Taiwo Road, Kano city, Yan kifi small scale by zoo Road and Gandun Albasa would be affected. 

“Our teams are now on ground to assess the cause and damage, while  work is currently ongoing to isolate the transformer for a comprehensive test for quick and full service restoration to the affected feeders.

“We regret any inconveniences this may cause our teeming customers, while calling for their understanding,” he appealed. 

PRIME TIME NEWS reports that the substation is a major supply route in KEDCO franchise areas covering Kano,  Katsina, and Jigawa states.


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