- Power has been restored following the collapse of the national grid, according to the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN)
- The restoration includes Osogbo/Ihovbor, Jebba/Osogbo, Kainji/Jebba, Benin/Onisha, Shiroro/Kaduna among others
- TCN said the incident was a result of a sudden drop in system frequency, which created system instability
In what can be described as good news, the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) has reported the national grid has been restored after its collapse.
The TCN said the collapse was due to a sudden drop in system frequency, which created system instability.
TCN’s general manager, Public Affairs, Ndidi Mbah, said in the statement:
“The restoration of the affected part of the grid commenced immediately at 11.55 am with Osogbo/Ihovbor back to the grid followed by Jebba/Osogbo, Kainji/Jebba, Benin/Onisha, Shiroro/Kaduna, Shiroro/Katampe, and Alaoji/Ikot-Ekpene,” it said in a statement on Monday.
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“Others are Lokoja/Gwagwalada, Odukpani/Ikot Ekpene, Benin/Omotosho, Oke-Aro/Ikeja west, Egbin/Oke-Aro and Kaduna/Kano.”
“The National Control Centre (NCC) said a full-scale investigation is being conducted to establish and ascertain the cause of the partial disturbance as this unwholesome event has resulted in aggregated generation loss."
Electricity distribution companies apologises as national grid collapses
Earlier in the day, electricity distribution companies had informed their customers of the disruption of power, citing the collapse of the national grid.
Ikeja Electric said the national grid collapsed at 10:50 am on Monday, noting that “this has affected the transmission stations within our network and resulted in the loss of power supply to our customers”.
The DISCOs equally apologised to them, saying work was being done to fix the issue.
Monday’s incident is the latest in a series of blackouts in the country owing to the incessant collapse of the national grid.
The national grid had collapsed eight times this year with the last one coming in July. It equally collapsed in June, March, and April 2022.
National darkness as Nigeria's electricity grid collapses again, 8th in 2022
Meanwhile, major Nigerian cities, including the Federal Capital Territory, were thrown into darkness on Monday, September 26, as the national grid collapsed again for the seventh time in 2022.
The last national system collapse was recorded on July 20, 2022.
According to reports, the National System Operator’s data showed that as of 12 noon on Monday, September 26, no power generation plant was on the grid. As of 10am, 19 plants were generating a combined 3,302 Megawatts with Shiroro Hydro at 573MW.