The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) has attributed the recent collapse of the national electricity grid to a fire outbreak. This unexpected incident marked the first grid failure in almost one year.
Earlier in the day, multiple distribution companies had reported the grid’s collapse, prompting TCN to investigate and provide an explanation. The incident was linked to a fire on the Kanji/Jebba 330kV line 2. TCN’s General Manager of Public Affairs, Ndidi Mbah, released a statement, saying, “The collapse that occurred after a fire incident on Kanji/Jebba 330kV line 2 is being investigated, with the view to forestalling future occurrence and invariably further strengthen the grid.”
TCN had successfully maintained grid stability for an impressive 421 days due to its utilization of in-house stop-gap measures and tools designed to manage the nation’s grid and ensure its stability.
Despite the recent setback, TCN is actively working on nationwide grid restoration. Power supply has been partially restored in the West, North Central, South, East, and a significant portion of the Northern regions of the country. TCN acknowledged that challenges may arise during the restoration process but assured the public that these setbacks do not constitute another collapse.
In its commitment to ensuring grid stability, TCN remains determined to address challenges promptly and uphold its responsibility to provide a reliable power supply to the nation.