Power restoration is at advanced stage, says TCN

The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) says the national grid restoration nationwide has reached advanced stages.

In a statement on Thursday, Ndidi Mbah, TCN spokesperson, said power supply has been restored to the West, North-Central, South-East, and a large portion of the country’s Northern parts.

TCN had said the grid collapsed at about 12:35 a.m., causing a nationwide outage after over 421 days of consistent grid stability.

The company said that the process initially suffered a setback during the grid restoration, but this does not amount to another collapse.

”It would be recalled that the last total system collapse recorded was on July 20, 2022,” the company said.

” Prior to this, the system had been stable in spite of the challenges posed by zero spinning reserve and lack of System Control and lack of adequate Data Acquisition (SCADA) essential to a strong and stable grid, among others,” TCN added.

The TCN said it has maintained 400 days of grid stability because it developed and deployed in-house stop-gap measures and tools that it has continued to use to manage the nation’s grid, ensuring its stability.

The company also said the collapse after a fire incident on the Kanji/Jebba 330 Kilo Volt line II was being investigated to forestall future occurrences and further strengthen the grid.


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