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TCN Gives Fresh Update On National Grid Collapse


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The General Manager, Public Affairs, Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN), Ndidi Mbah, has said the national grid has been fully restored.

Naija News reports that the national grid system collapsed for the first time in 2020 on Thursday.

It was gathered that the collapse occurred while the grid was recovering from an earlier partial system disturbance.

In a statement on Friday, Mrs Mbah said that full restoration of the grid had been achieved.

“The grid was still supplying Port-Harcourt, Aba, Omoku, Yenegoa, Afam, among others, through Afam IV, Rivers Independent Power Plant and Omoku Power Stations,” she said.

According to the TCN official, efforts immediately commenced to synchronise other parts of the network but as restoration reached advanced stage, the situation suddenly degenerated into a collapse of the nation’s grid.

She stated that the full restoration of the grid re-commenced immediately after the incident and by 10 p.m on Thursday, most parts of the nation had been reconnected to the grid.

Mbah assured Nigerians that the TCN was not relenting on its efforts to completely stabilise the grid.

“However, due to the fact that the national grid is still being operated with zero spinning reserve, system instability like what was witnessed on Thursday, instability cannot be totally avoided.

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“TCN solicits the support and understanding of Nigerians as the company continues to work to modernise the grid,” she said.

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