Electricity: Grid Restoration at Advanced Stage – TCN
The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) has said that the national grid restoration nationwide has reached advanced stages. This is contained in a statement issued by Mrs Ndidi Mbah, TCN General Manager on Public Affairs in Abuja.
The company said that power supply has been restored to the West, North Central, South, East, and a large portion of the Northern parts of the country.
The TCN said that the grid collapsed totally at about 12.35 a.m. causing an outage nationwide, after over 421 days of consistent grid stability. The company 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 20, 2022. 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,” the company said.
The TCN said it has 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 nation’s grid, ensuring its stability.
The company also said that the collapse that occurred after a fire incident on the Kanji/Jebba 330 Kilo Volt line II was being investigated, with a view to forestall future occurrences and invariably further strengthen the grid.
Power Restored- EKEDC Told Customers
The grid collapse resulted in a massive loss of supply to power distributors nationwide. But hours after this, the Eko Electricity Distribution Company (Eko Electric), said power supply has been restored from the grid.
“Dear Valued Customer,” the company wrote on its X account, “kindly be informed that power supply has been restored from the grid. Thank you for your patience.”
In a notice issued on its X account (formerly Twitter) this morning by its Head of Corporate Communications, Emeka Ezeh, the Enugu Electricity Distribution Company Plc said it is on standby awaiting detailed information on the collapse and restoration of supply from the National Control Centre (NCC), Osogbo.
“The Enugu Electricity Distribution Company PLC (EEDC) wishes to inform her esteemed customers of a total system collapse which occurred at 12:40 am today, 14th September,2023. This has resulted in the loss of supply currently being experienced across the network.
“Due to this development, all our interface TCN stations are out of supply, and we are unable to provide service to our customers in Abia, Anambra, Ebonyi, Enugu and Imo States.
“We are on standby awaiting detailed information of the collapse and restoration of supply from the National Control Centre (NCC), Osogbo,” the statement read. Naira Devaluation Deepens Economic Crisis in Nigeria