By Agatha Chitumu, Abuja – The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) has restated it’s resolve to restore grid following the Industrial Dispute declared by the two in-house Unions.

This medium reported that the national electric power grid has been shut down by Union functionaries over internal issues upon which the action was called.

In a statement signed by GM (Public Affairs) Ndidi Mbah 330kV transmission lines and 33kV feeder-lines across the power system network had been switched off by the Union members, resulting in generation-load imbalance and multiple voltage escalations at critical stations and substations.

Regrettably, he added that the situation was coming weeks after it had emerged from hectic grid management regime, precipitated by paucity of generation, which it grappled with for a couple of months.

He added, “It would be recalled, in tandem with the initiative of the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission on Partial Activation of Contracts – coupled with the stream of interventions by the Ministry of Power and other stakeholders in the Value Chain – grid generation (at Peak) had reached 4,830.69MW as at yesterday, the 16th of August, 2022.

“Inspite of this setback, we are set to restore the grid as quickly as possible. The Ministries of Power and Labour & Employment are currently meeting with the Union Officials in order to resolve the issues.

“The Nigerian Electricity Supply Industry appreciates the understanding of our customers – within and outside the country. Enduring mechanisms are being instituted to avert a situation of this kind, going forward,”