The Transmission Company of Nigeria has issued a statement on the restoration of the system collapse that caused a national blackout on Thursday, January 16, 2020. TCN’s General Manager, Ndidi Mbah, who signed the statement said the restoration of the grid had commenced immediately after the system collapse and further assured Nigerians of TCN’s efforts in stabilizing the National Grid. A copy of the release made available to AsphericNews is published below:
TCN RESTORES SUPPLY AFTER SYSTEM COLLAPSE
The Transmission Company of Nigeria has said that the national gird has been fully restored after the system collapse which occurred at about 16.15 hours on Thursday, 16th January, 2020, while the grid was recovering from an earlier partial system disturbance. Full restoration of the grid was achieved at about 2:19am, today.
The initial disturbance of the grid which occurred at about 12.34pm yesterday was a partial collapse of the system, as the grid was still supplying Port-Harcourt, Aba, Omoku, Yenegoa, Afam among others, through Afam IV, Rivers IPP and Omoku Power Stations. Effort immediately commenced to synchronize other parts of the network but as restoration reached advanced stage, the situation suddenly degenerated into a collapse of the nation’s grid.
Full restoration of the grid re-commenced immediately after the incident and by 10pm yesterday, most parts of the nation had been reconnected to the grid, at about 2:19am however, the grid was fully restored.
Management wishes to inform Nigerians that TCN is not relenting in its efforts to completely stabilize the grid. However, due to the fact that the National Grid is still being operated with zero spinning reserve, system instability like what was witnessed yesterday cannot be totally avoided.
TCN solicits the support and understanding of Nigerians as the company continues to work to modernize the Grid.
GM (Public Affairs)