By Constance Athekame, Abuja.
The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) says it has restored the national grid, after its partial collapse on Monday.
Mrs Ndidi Mbah, TCN’s General Manager, Public Affairs, said this in a statement in Abuja.
Mbah said that the national grid experienced partial system disturbance around 10.51 a.m., as result of sudden drop in system frequency, which created system instability.
She said that the restoration of the affected grid commenced immediately at 11.55 a.m. with Osogbo/Ihovbor, followed by Jebba/Osogbo, Kainji/Jebba, Benin/Onitsha, 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.
Mbah said that the grid restoration has almost been completed, adding that the Nigerian Electricity Supply Industry (NESI) regretted any inconveniences, which the grid collapse might have caused.
The general manager said that NESI appreciated the understanding of electricity customers within and outside the country.
According to her, NESI is 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instituted so far to enhance power supply reliability, so that the issue of system disturbance will soon become outdated.
She said that the National Control Centre would launch full-scale investigation “to establish and ascertain the cause of the partial disturbance, as this unwholesome event has resulted in aggregated generation loss.”