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News - North Central - FCT Updated: April 15, 2024

TCN restores national electricity grid following latest collapse

By Hadiza Musa Yusuf
April 15, 2024
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The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) has declared the complete restoration of the national electricity grid, which suffered a collapse in the early hours of Monday.

The update was announced by Ndidi Mbah, TCN's General Manager of Public Affairs.

"The grid plunged from 2,583.77MW at 2 am to 64.7MW around 3 am on Monday, marking the sixth collapse this year. The collapse was triggered by a fire outbreak at the Afam power generating station

"At 02:41Hrs today, 15th April 2024, a fire erupted at the Afam V 330kV bus bar coupler, leading to the tripping of units at Afam III and Afam VI. This resulted in a sudden generation loss of 25MW and 305MW respectively, destabilizing the grid and causing a partial collapse.

"During the incident, the Ibom Power plant was isolated from the grid and was supplying parts of the Port Harcourt Region, minimizing the effect of the system disturbance,” Mbah explained in a statement.

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She assured that the affected section of the grid had been fully restored and stabilized.

Mbah added that TCN reaffirms its commitment to enhancing the resilience and reliability of the national grid and pledges to continue investing in measures aimed at strengthening the grid infrastructure.

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