TCN restores national grid hours after collapse
The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) says the national grid, which collapsed earlier on Monday September 26, has been restored.
The TCN announced this in a press release issued last night by its director general of public affairs, Ndidi Mbah.
“The restoration of the affected part of the network began immediately at 11:55 am with the return of Osogbo/Ihovbor to the network followed by Jebba/Osogbo, Kainji/Jebba, Benin/Onisha, Shiroro/Kaduna, Shiroro/Katampe and Alaoji/Ikot – Ekpene.
The others are Lokoja/Gwagwalada, Odukpani/Ikot Ekpene, Benin/Omotosho, Oke-Aro/Ikeja west, Egbin/Oke-Aro and Kaduna/Kano.
While explaining the cause of the incident, the TCN said it was caused by “a sudden drop in system frequency, which created system instability.”
“The National Control Center (NCC) said a full-scale investigation is underway to establish and determine the cause of the partial disruption, as this unhealthy event resulted in an overall production loss,” the statement said.