TCN revives national grid following partial collapse

The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) has announced the restoration of  the national grid following a partial collapse on Monday.

This came in a statement by Mrs Ndidi Mbah, TCN’s General Manager, Public Affairs in Abuja.

According the Mbah, the national grid suffered partial system disruption at about 10.51 am, due to an abrupt drop in system frequency, which resulted in system fluctuation.

She also said that the restoration of the affected grid begun immediately at 11.55 am with Osogbo/Ihovbor, followed by Jebba/Osogbo, Kainji/Jebba, Benin/Onitsha, Shiroro/Kaduna, Shiroro/Katampe and Alaoji/Ikot-Ekpene.
Others are Lokoja/Gwagwalada, Odukpani/Ikot Ekpene, Benin/Omotosho, Oke-Aro/Ikeja west, Egbin/Oke-Aro and Kaduna/Kano.

She confirmed that the grid repair has almost been finalized, adding that the Nigerian Electricity Supply Industry (NESI) regrets any inconveniences caused.

Mbah also said NESI appreciated the understanding of electricity customers within and outside the country.

NESI is devoted to leveraging the concerted interventions instituted so far to enhance power supply reliability so that the issue of system disturbance will soon become outdated, she stated.

Mbah said the National Control Centre would launch a full-scale investigation “to establish and ascertain the cause of the partial disturbance as this unwholesome event has resulted in aggregated generation loss.”

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