The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) announced on Thursday 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.
The power supply restoration is due to the total grid collapse, which occurred at 12:35 a.m., Thursday morning, causing an outage nationwide, after over 421 days of consistent grid stability.
TCN spokesperson Ndidi Mbah in a statement disclosed that the collapse occurred after a fire incident on Kanji/Jebba 330kV line 2 and the investigation is ongoing,
Mbah said the restoration process of the grid initially suffered a setback but was promptly addressed.
“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,” Mbah stated.
Mbah also stated that the last total system collapse recorded was on 20th July 2022, from then to the 13th of September, (421 days), the system had been stable despite the challenges posed by zero spinning reserve and lack of adequate System Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) essential to a strong and stable grid, among others.
She added that TCN has 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 nation’s grid, ensuring its stability.
Meanwhile, the collapse which occurred after a fire incident on Kanji/Jebba 330kV line 2 is being investigated, with the view to forestalling future occurrences and invariably further strengthening the grid.
The incident notwithstanding, TCN is determined to continue to do its best to ensure grid stability.