TCN restores power after national grid collapse

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The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) says it has restored power after the national grid collapsed on Thursday.

The company said in a statement by its spokesperson, Ndidi Mbah, that the system was restored around 2:19 am on Friday.

The TCN said the initial disturbance of the grid was a partial collapse of the system, adding that at the time of the partial collapse, the grid was still supplying power to Port-Harcourt, Aba, Omoku, Yenegoa, Afam, among others, and that the supply was through Afam IV, Rivers IPP and Omoku power stations.

“Effort immediately commenced to synchronise other parts of the network but as restoration reached an advanced stage, the situation suddenly degenerated into a collapse of the nation’s grid,” Mbah said.

“Full restoration of the grid re-commenced immediately after the incident and by 10 pm yesterday, most parts of the nation had been reconnected to the grid. At 2:19 am, however, the grid was fully restored,” she added.

The power transmission company said it would continue efforts to completely stabilise the grid.

The TCN also said that because the national grid was still being operated with zero spinning reserve, system instability could not be totally avoided.