Transmission Company of Nigeria Bim Hope of Power Restoration

Nigeria witnessed a National grid where there was a blackout due the collapse of the National grid.

According to the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN), there has been grid stability in the past 421 days.

The power failure is coming at a time when cost of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) and Automotive Gas Oil ( AGO) have all gone up in market price.

People in South East, North Central and South West saw the hope of power restoration as at the night of 14th September 2023. In a press release by TCN duly signed by the TCN GM Public Affairs Ndidi Mbah he also acknowledged the restoration of power in certain regions.

The press release also came with hope as TCN made known to the public what happened and the company move to restore power after 421 days of grid stability.

According to Ndidi Mbah ”

The transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) hereby notes that grid restoration nationwide is in progress and has reached advanced stages with power supply now available in the West, North Central, South East and a large portion of the Northern parts of the country.

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The power supply restoration is sequel to the total grid collapse which occured at 12. 35am ( 14th September 2023) causing outage nationwide after over 421 days of consistent grid stability.

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 today 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 20th July 2022, from then on to the 13th of September 2023 (421 days) the system had been stable in spite of the challenge posed by zero spinning reserve and lack of adequate system control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) essential to a strong and stable grid among others.

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TCN had been able to maintain 421 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 it’s stability.

Meanwhile, the collapse which occured after a fire incident on Kanji/jenna 330kv line 2 is being investigated with the view to forestalling future occurence and invariably further strengthen the grid.

The incident notwithstanding, TCN is determined to continue to do its best to ensure grid stability ”

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