Abuja, Sept 14, 2023: The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN), has said that the grid restoration nationwide has reached an advanced stage following total collapse that occurred at 12.35am Thursday morning.
Mrs Ndidi Mbah, TCN’s General Manager, Public Affairs said that power supply was now available in the West, North Central, South, East, and a large portion of the Northern parts of the country.
Mbah said that the power supply restoration was sequel to the total grid collapse, which occurred at about 12.35am causing outage nationwide, after over 421 days of consistent grid stability.
She said that in the course of the grid restoration, the process initially suffered a setback; this does not amount to another collapse,
”In the course of any grid restoration process, challenges may be encountered. This happened while the grid restoration was in progress, but it was promptly addressed.
”It would be recalled that the last total system collapse recorded was on July 20th 2022, and since then, to day.
” Prior to this, the system had been stable in spite of the challenges posed by zero spinning reserve and lack of System Control and lack of adequate Data Acquisition (SCADA) essential to a strong and stable grid, among others, ”she said.
Mbah said that TCN had been able to maintain 400 days of grid stability because it developed and deployed in-house stop gap measures and tools that it has continued to use to manage the nations grid, ensuring its stability.
According to her, the incident notwithstanding, TCN is determined to continue to do its best to ensure grid stability.
She also said that the collapse that occurred after a fire incident on Kanji/Jebba 330 Kilo Volt line 2 was being investigated, with the view to fore stalling future occurrence and invariably further strengthen the grid.