By Agatha Chitumu, Abuja
After breaking down for the eight time in this year alone, the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) has announced that the grid has bounced back.
Earlier, the TCN had explained in a press release that partial system disturbance was the cause of the grid collapse that occured yesterday.
As the grid was being fixed, the National Control Centre (NCC) has also assured that a full-scale investigation was being conducted to establish and ascertain the cause of the partial disturbance, expressing regrets that the unwholesome event has resulted in aggregated generation loss.
But in a statement dated 26/09/2022 by the GM (Public Affairs) Ndidi Mbah the incident that has since been tackled was a result of sudden drop in system frequency, which created system instability.
TCN had earlier assured that the restoration of the affected part of the grid commenced immediately.
“System stability commence by 11.55am with Osogbo/Ihovbor back to the grid followed by Jebba/Osogbo, Kainji/Jebba, Benin/Onisha, Shiroro/Kaduna, Shiroro/Katampe, and Alaoji/Ikot-Ekpene. Others are Lokoja/Gwagwalada, Odukpani/Ikot Ekpene, Benin/Omotosho, Oke-Aro/Ikeja west, Egbin/Oke-Aro and Kaduna/Kano.
“Grid restoration is almost completed and the Nigerian Electricity Supply Industry (NESI) regrets any inconveniences caused and appreciates the kind understanding of electricity consumers within and outside the country.
“We are committed to leveraging the concerted interventions instituted so far to enhance power supply reliability so that the issue of system disturbance will soon become outdated,”
As at the time of filing this report, information filtered in still has it that 24 hours after, the collapse grid has been fixed.