TCN Restores Power Supply After System Collapse


The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) has announced that the national grid had been fully restored after a system collapse, which occurred at 4:15pm on Thursday 16th January, 2020.

According to Ndidi Mbah, the TCN’s General Manager, Public Affairs, full restoration of the collapsed grid, which occurred while the grid was recovering from an earlier partial system slump, was fully achieved at 2:19am on Friday 17th January, 2020.

Further revealing that the grid was still supplying power to Port-Harcourt, Aba, Afam, Omoku, Yenegoa, amongst others at the time of collapse, it stated that the supply was through Afam IV, Rivers IPP and Omoku power stations.

Ndidi Mbah said, Effort instantly commenced to synchronise other parts of the network but as restoration reached an advanced stage, the situation suddenly degenerated into a collapse of the nation’s grid.

 The full restoration of the grid re-commenced instantly after the incident and by 10pm on Thursday, 16th January, most parts of the nation had been reconnected to the grid.

As at 2:19am on Friday, 17th January, the grid was fully restored.


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