Grid collapse: Restoration is at advanced stage, says TCN

TCN electricity

The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) has said that the national grid restoration nationwide has reached advanced stages.

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

Mrs Mbah said that power supply has been restored to the West, North Central, South, East, and a large portion of the Northern parts of the country.

She said that grid collapsed totally at about 12.35am causing outage nationwide, after over 421 days of consistent grid stability.

According to her, in the course of the grid restoration, the process initially suffered a setback; this does not amount to another collapse,

”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.

” 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,”the company said.

The TCN said it has 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 said 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