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TCN restores national grid

The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) says the national grid, which collapsed in the earlier hours on Monday, has been restored.

It explains in a statement that “The restoration of the affected part of the grid commenced immediately at 11.55 am with Osogbo/Ihovbor back to the grid followed by Jebba/Osogbo, Kainji/Jebba, Benin/Onisha, Shiroro/Kaduna, Shiroro/Katampe, and Alaoji/Ikot-Ekpene,”

Others are Lokoja/Gwagwalada, Odukpani/Ikot Ekpene, Benin/Omotosho, Oke-Aro/Ikeja west, Egbin/Oke-Aro and Kaduna/Kano”.

TCN said the grid collapsed due to “a sudden drop in system frequency, which created system instability”

.According to the statement,“The National Control Centre (NCC) says a full-scale investigation is being conducted to unravel the cause of the partial disturbance as this unwholesome event has resulted in aggregated generation loss,”

TCN’s General Manager and Public Affairs, Ndidi Mbah, said electricity distribution companies had informed their customers of the disruption of power, citing the collapse of the national grid which it says occurred at 10:50 am on Monday”.

We apologise for the inconvenience.”Monday’s incident is the latest in a series of blackouts in the country owing to the incessant collapse of the national grid”.

The national grid had collapsed eight times this year with the last one coming in July. It equally collapsed in June, March, and April 2022.

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Writing by Julian Osamoto