The Transmission Company of Nigeria, TCN, has said efforts to rehabilitate the recently collapsed national power grid have reached the advanced stage.
The power company in a statement issued by its General Manager on Public Affairs, Ndidi Mbah revealed that the restoration of power supply is now available in several parts in the West, North Central, South, East, and a large portion of the Northern parts of the country.
He said the power supply restoration is sequel to the total grid collapse, which occurred at 12.35 am, this morning, causing outages nationwide, after over 421 days of consistent grid stability.
TCN claims that while the grid restoration procedure first encountered a setback, this did not constitute a new collapse. During any grid restoration effort, difficulties could arise.
According to the statement, the incident occurred on Thursday when the grid was being repaired, but it was immediately resolved.
The statement reads
“The system had been stable in spite of the challenges posed by zero spinning reserve and lack of adequate System Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) essential to a strong and stable grid, among others.
“TCN had been able to maintain 421 days of grid stability because it developed and deployed in-house stop-gap measures and tools that it has continued to use to manage the nation’s grid, ensuring its stability.
“Meanwhile, the collapse which occurred after a fire incident on Kanji/Jebba 330kV line 2 is being investigated, with the view to forestalling future occurrence and invariably further strengthening the grid.
“The incident notwithstanding, TCN is determined to continue to do its best to ensure grid stability.