TCN puts grid collapse restoration at advanced stages.
Written by Tunde Adeyemi on September 15, 2023
The Transmission Company of Nigeria, TCN, says the grid restoration process nationwide is in progress and has reached advanced stages with power supply now available in the West, North Central, South, East, and a large portion of the northern parts of Nigeria.
This is contained in a statement by Ndidi Mbah the GM, Public Affairs
Of TCN on the progress of work sequel to the total power grid collapse which occurred at about 12.35 am, Thursday causing outage nationwide, after over 421 days of consistent grid stability.
The process initially suffered a setback during a routine check which is done in the course of any grid restoration process but the grid restoration and it was promptly addressed.
Nigeria’s last total grid system collapse was recorded on 20th July 2022, and since then until the 13th of September, 2023 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) which are essential to a strong and stable grid, among others
Meanwhile, the TCN has also informed Nigerians that the collapse that occurred after a fire incident on Kanji/Jebba 330kV line 2 is being investigated, with the view to forestalling future occurrence
and invariably further strengthen the grid.