System collapse: TCN begins grid recovery

Commences investigation

By Chris Ochayi – Abuja

Following total system collapse suffered by the national grid, the Transmission Company of Nigeria, TCN, has assured power consumers that it was working assiduously to ensure full restoration of electricity supply in the country.

Recall there was total darkness across the country as the national grid has suffered a total system collapse at about 11.01 am off today (Wednesday)

The TCN, in a statement issued by its General Manager, Public Affairs, Ndidi Mba in Abuja, noted that the company has already commenced grid recovery immediately after the incident occurred.

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The statement reads; “The Transmission Company of Nigeria hereby states that at about 11.01 am today, 12th of May, 2021, there was a total system collapse of the grid, as a result of voltage collapse at some parts of the grid.

“TCN commenced grid recovery immediately after the collapse, from Shiroro Generating Station to Katampe TS, Abuja through the Shiroro – Katampe line at 11:29 am, and also through Delta Generating Station to Benin Transmission Substation and has reached Osogbo and parts of Lagos.

“While the grid restoration and power restoration gradually progress to other parts of the country, the cause of voltage collapse that precipitated this failure is equally being investigated.

“TCN appeals for patience as it works assiduously to ensure full restoration of the grid and consequently power supply to the remaining parts of the country. “

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