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Electricity supply restored to some parts of Nigeria after grid collapse: TCN

The Transmission Company of Nigeria night Thursday, September 14, disclosed the power firm had restored electricity supply the West, North Central, South, East, and a large portion of the Northern parts of the country after the nationwide blackouts caused by yet another grip collapse

Isola Moses | ConsumerConnect

Following the the collapse of the national electricity grid early Thursday, September 14, 2023, the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) Thursday night said that the national grid restoration nationwide had reached advanced stages.

Mrs. Ndidi Mbah, General Manager on Public Affairs at TCN, disclosed this development in a statement  issued in Abuja, FCT.

The company said that power supply had been restored to the West, North Central, South, East, and a large portion of the Northern parts of the country.

ConsumerConnect checks revealed that electricity supply, truly, was restored in several parts of Lagos and Ogun States for about two hours before power outage again at about midnight.

The TCN also confirmed  in the statement, that the national electricity grid collapsed totally at about 12.35a.m., causing outage nationwide, after over 421 days of consistent grid stability.

However, in the course of the grid restoration, the process initially suffered a setback; this does not amount to another collapse, it said.

The TCN further explained: “In the course of any grid restoration process, challenges may be encountered.

“This happened while the grid restoration was in progress, but it was promptly addressed.

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

The company further stressed that “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.”

According to TCN, the power firm had been able to maintain 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 nations grid, ensuring its stability.

The company also stated  that the collapse that occurred after a fire incident on the Kanji/Jebba 330 Kilo Volt line II was being investigated, with a view to forestall future occurrence and invariably further strengthen the grid.

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