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National Grid Successfully Restored – TCN


March 28, (THEWILL)- The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) says the national grid has successfully been restored following a ‘system disturbance’ that occurred at about 4:28pm on Thursday, March 28.

A statement by the TCN General Manager, Public Affairs, Ndidi Mbah, said full recovery was achieved by 10:00pm that same day.

According to Mbah, a report from the National Control Centre (NCC) in Osogbo, Osun State, indicated that the “system disturbance” was triggered by a significant reduction in generation capacity, primarily due to gas constraints.

“This reduction led to a rapid decline in system frequency. This created a sudden imbalance in the grid. The imbalance in grid stability was exacerbated by the sudden tripping of Egbin generation turbine 3, resulting in an additional loss of 167MW load and the subsequent collapse of the grid,” Mbah explained, adding that the grid has since been recovered, stable, and currently transmitting all the generated power to distribution load centres nationwide.

“TCN emphasises its unwavering commitment to addressing grid challenges and actively working to mitigate disruptions. In instances where challenges extend beyond TCN’s control, the company collaborates with other stakeholders in the power sector value chain to minimise the impact and swiftly restore the grid to normal operation,” the statement added.

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