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TCN Probes Cause Of National Grid Collapse


Ololade Omosan-Agie

The Transmission Company of Nigeria has assured that efforts are ongoing to restore power supply across the country following the collapse of the National grid.

The Kaduna Electric and Eko Electricity distribution Companies,  yesterday announced the collapse of the national grid which led to power outage in some parts of the country.

This is the second time the  grid will be collapsing since February this year.

The Kaduna Electric, which serves Kaduna, Zamfara, Sokoto, Kebbi states , confirmed the power outage via its Twitter handle.

It stated, “We regret to inform you that the power outage currently being experienced across our franchise – Kaduna, Sokoto, Kebbi and Zamfara states – is as a result of the collapse of the national grid,” 

For the Eko Disco, it sent text message to its customers which states, “Dear customer, there is a partial system collapse on the national grid. 

However, TCN has said that it has commenced grid recovery immediately after the collapse.

TCN in a report signed by Ndidi Mbah,General Manager Public Affairs said,  “TCN commenced grid recovery immediately after the collapse, from Shiroro Generating Station to Katampe TS, Abuja through the Shiroro – Katampe line, and also through Delta Generating Station to Benin Transmission Substation and has reached Osogbo and parts of Lagos.

“While the grid restoration and power restoration gradually progress to other parts of the country, the cause of voltage collapse that precipitated this failure is equally being investigated.”

TCN appealed for patience as it works assiduously to ensure full restoration of the grid and consequently power supply to the remaining parts of the country.

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