National Grid Successfully Restored Following Collapse, TCN Confirms

The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) announced on Friday that the national grid, which experienced a disturbance at 4:28 p.m. on Thursday, has been successfully restored.

According to TCN’s statement, full recovery was achieved by 10:00 p.m. the same day.The disruption, as reported by the National Control Centre (NCC) in Osogbo, was triggered by a significant reduction in generation capacity, mainly due to gas constraints.

This reduction caused a rapid decline in system frequency, leading to a sudden grid imbalance, further exacerbated by the sudden tripping of Egbin generation turbine 3, resulting in an additional loss of 167MW load and the subsequent collapse of the grid.

However, TCN assured that the grid has been recovered and is stable, transmitting all generated power to distribution load centers nationwide.TCN reiterated its commitment to addressing grid challenges and collaborating with other stakeholders in the power sector value chain to minimize disruptions.

This incident marked the second collapse of the national grid this year, with previous collapses occurring in 2023, including two in September and one in December.

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