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TCN  Restores National Grid After System Collapse 

The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) has announced the successful restoration of the national grid following a ‘system disturbance’ that occurred at about 4:28 pm on Thursday, March 28, 2024. 

According to TCN, full recovery was achieved by 10:00 pm the same day.

A report from the National Control Centre (NCC) in Osogbo, Osun State, cited by TCN, revealed that the system disturbance was triggered by a significant reduction in generation capacity, primarily due to gas constraints.

 “This reduction led to a rapid decline in system frequency, creating a sudden imbalance in the grid,” TCN stated.

The imbalance in grid stability was further exacerbated by the sudden tripping of Egbin generation turbine 3, resulting in an additional loss of 167MW load and the subsequent collapse of the grid, according to Ndidi Mbah, the general manager of Public Affairs at TCN.

However, TCN assured that the grid has since been recovered and is stable, transmitting all generated power to distribution load centers nationwide.

“TCN emphasizes its unwavering commitment to addressing grid challenges and actively working to mitigate disruptions.

 In instances where challenges extend beyond TCN’s control, the company collaborates with other stakeholders in the power sector value chain to minimize the impact and swiftly restore the grid to normal operation,” the statement concluded.

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