Power grid successfully restored, says TCN

Collapsed Power Grid:TCN Gives Fresh Update

Power grid successfully restored, says TCN
Power grid successfully restored, says TCN

Power grid successfully restored, says TCN

The Transmission Company of Nigeria says it has successfully restored the national power grid following its collapse at 4:28 pm on Thursday.

TCN, in a statement on Friday, said the grid attained full recovery by 10 pm on the same day.

However, the Eko Electricity Distribution Company said on Friday that it was able to receive minimal power supply from the grid to put Agbara, Ojo, Akangba, Ajah, Lekki and Alagbon Transmission Stations on supply.

The spokesperson of the TCN, Ndidi Mbah, said, “We remain optimistic that power supply will be restored to optimal normalcy soon, as the grid restoration continues. We will keep you updated.”

Mbah said a report from the National Control Centre in Osogbo had it that the system disturbance was triggered by a significant reduction in generation capacity, primarily due to gas constraints.

This reduction, she explained, led to a rapid decline in system frequency, creating “a sudden imbalance in the grid.”

She added, “The imbalance in grid stability was exacerbated by the sudden tripping of Egbin generation Turbine 3, resulting in an additional loss of 167MW load and the subsequent collapse of the grid.

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