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April 15, 2024

Power grid now successfully restored – TCN

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The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) says the national grid has been fully restored after Monday’s fire incident at the Afam power generating station in Rivers.

TCN’s General Manager, Public Affairs, Mrs Ndidi Mbah, stated in Abuja that the fire caused a partial disturbance of the grid.

“At about 2:41 a.m., fire erupted at the Afam V 330 kV bus bar coupler, leading to the tripping of two units, Afam III and Afam VI.

“This resulted in a sudden generation loss of 25 MW and 305 MW, respectively, at the two units, destabilising the grid and causing a partial collapse.

“The affected section of the grid has been fully restored and stabilised,’’ she stated.

She explained that during the incident, the Ibom Power plant was isolated from the national grid and supplied power to parts of the Port Harcourt region, thereby minimising the effect of the system disturbance.

“TCN reaffirms its commitment to enhance the resilience and reliability of the national grid and pledges to continue investing in measures to strengthen the grid infrastructure,’’ Mbah assured. (NAN)