The Transmission Firm of Nigeria, supervisor of Nigeria’s electrical energy grid, on Wednesday confirmed the collapse of the nation’s energy grid and blamed it on a drop in voltage.
The PUNCH had earlier reported that the nationwide grid suffered one other system collapse, worsening the blackout being skilled in components of the nation.
Confirming the event in an announcement issued in Abuja, the Common Supervisor, Public Affairs, TCN, Ndidi Mbah, stated the corporate needed to instantly begin grid restoration after the collapse which occurred on Wednesday morning.
She stated the restoration began from a hydro-power technology station in Niger State right down to Abuja via Delta to Benin and as much as Lagos.
Mbah stated, “The Transmission Firm of Nigeria on hereby states that at about 11.01am right this moment, twelfth of Might, 2021, there was a complete system collapse of the grid, because of voltage collapse at some components of the grid.
“TCN commenced grid restoration instantly after the collapse, from Shiroro Producing Station to Katampe TS, Abuja via the Shiroro – Katampe line at 11:29am, and likewise via Delta Producing Station to Benin Transmission Substation and has reached Osogbo and components of Lagos.”
The TCN spokesperson stated whereas the grid restoration and energy restoration progressively progressed to different components of the nation, the reason for voltage collapse that precipitated the failure was equally being investigated.
TCN appealed for endurance, stressing that it was working assiduously to make sure full restoration of the grid and consequently energy provide to the remaining components of the nation.
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