By Agatha Chitumu

The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) has restated it’s resolve to keep the grid stable, assuring that full restoration of its generating units is underway.

The Company which is currently working assiduously on the Egbin Power Station further assured that it will continue to do all it can to handle the ongoing load shedding in the Lagos axis in the general interest.

It will be recall that recent fire incident which occurred in Egbin Power station on Wednesday necessitated the shutdown of all the power generating units in the power station.

Consequently, there was a shutdown of the units, where a total of 630MW was removed from the grid.

This was stated in a press release dated 5th February, 2022 and issued by GM, Public Affairs, Ndidi Mbah in Abuja.

“The removal of 630MW from the grid at the same time means that TCN had to strive to ensure that it achieves generation load balance to maintain the stability of the grid.

“This it did by reducing bulk electricity to Lagos, to avoid overloading the 330kV lines within the state, while the third unit at the Shiroro Station was tied.

“These were necessary to avoid the collapse of the nation’s grid,” the statement partly reads.

Meanwhile, the TCN has promised to continue the evacuation of generated power from Egbin Power Station as soon as the station resumes power generation.