TCN explains how power grid collapse plunges communities into darkness

*The Transmission Company of Nigeria informs electricity consumers nationwide that power grid experienced multiple trippings leading to the collapse of the system

Isola Moses | ConsumerConnect

In view of the current power blackouts electricity consumers currently experience in most parts of Nigeria, the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) has advanced reasons for the power outage, while pleading that the firm has started the process of restoring the national grid.

ConsumerConnect reports the TCN Sunday, November 29 had announced that the current power blackout in the country was due to multiple trippings.

Ndidi Mbah, General Manager, Public Affairs of TCN, who made the announcement through in a statement, Sunday, November 29, 2020, visa its verified Twitter account, said the company had started the process of rehabilitating the collapsed power grid.

Mbah pointed out that the places that power is yet to be restored are Calabar, Makurdi, Jos, Gombe, Yola, Ugwuaji and Maiduguri axis.

Mbah said: “The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) regrets to inform electricity consumers nationwide that at 11:25 am today, the nation’s electricity grid experienced multiple trippings, which led to the collapse of the system.’’

“TCN has since commenced grid restoration; power has been successfully restored to every part of the country, except Calabar, Ugwuaji, Markurdi, Jos, Gombe, Yola, and Maiduguri axes. The effort is however ongoing to ensure full restoration nationwide.”

“We regret the inconvenience this has caused electricity consumers. Investigations would be conducted to establish the immediate and remote cause(s) of the multiple trippings as soon as the grid is fully restored, considering that the grid had been relatively stable in the last couple of months.”

It was learnt that around 11:25 p.m. Sunday, electricity supply to most parts of the country following the disruption to the national electricity grid which experienced multiple trippings.

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