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National Power Grid Fully Restored After Partial Collapse – TCN

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The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) says the national power grid has been fully restored after the partial collapse that occured on Saturday.

According to a statement signed by the TCN General Manager Public Affairs, Ndidi Mbah, the grid was restored at about 9.57 pm on Saturday.

Prime Business Africa had reported that the national grid collapsed around 3 pm on Saturday, throwing the country into a blackout.

Highlighting the cause of the grid collapse, Mbah said: “The system disturbance, which brings to three, the partial grid disturbances, with one total disturbance in 2024, is suspected to have been triggered by the unexpected tripping of three units of a power generating station.

“It suddenly removed 313 Megawatts from the grid, causing system instability that led to the loss of bulk supply to a section of the national grid.”

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The TCN spokesperson explained that the system operator reacted to the sudden drop in generation which led to a dip in frequency by islanding a section of the grid which includes the Ibom Power Station through which the company continued to feed Uyo, Aba, Itu, Eket, Calabar e.t.c even when the other section of the grid had no supply.

“The operators commenced grid restoration efforts immediately after the incident. At about 21.57 hours yesterday, the entire part of the grid that was affected by yesterday’s incident was successfully restored,” Mbah further stated.


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