National Grid Collapse ‘Partially Restored, Being Investigated’ – TCN


By Adadainfo

The national grid which collapsed Monday afternoon has been repaired, the Transmission Company of Nigeria said Monday night.

The collapse, according to the head, communication, Enugu Electricity Distribution Company, Mr Emeka Eze, collapsed around 12noon yesterday. Eze, in a later release, said some parts of the Southeast where the collapse affected had been restored.

TCN, in a statement, said the power supply had been partially restored. It attributed the collapse to a ‘sudden drop in system frequency, which created system instability’.

According to the statement, “The restoration of the affected part of the grid commenced immediately at 11.55am with Osogbo/Ihovobor back to the grid followed by Jebba/Osigbo, Kainji/Jebba, Bennin/ Onitsha, Shiroro/Kaduna, Shirin/ Katampe, and Alaoji/Ikot-Ekpene, among others.”

The transmission company further said it had commenced investigations into the collapse.

Quoting it, “We are committed to leveraging the concerted intervention instituted so far to enhance power supply reliability so that the issue of the system disturbance will soon become outdated.”

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