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Lagos axis load shedding fallout of Egbin Power fire incident – TCN


Lagos axis load shedding fallout of Egbin Power fire incident – TCN

Story from Abah ADAH, Abuja

The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN), has stated that load shedding which is currently being experienced along the Lagos axis, is as a result of the fire incident which occurred in Egbin Power station on Wednesday as it necessitated the shutdown of all the power generating units in the power station.

With the shutdown of the units, a total of 630MW was removed from the grid.

A statement signed by the General Manager, Public Affairs, TCN, Ndidi Mbah on Saturday afternoon explained that the removal of 630MW from the grid at the same time means that TCN had to strive to ensure that it achieves generation load balance to maintain the stability of the grid.

“This it did by reducing bulk electricity to Lagos, to avoid overloading the 330kV lines within the state, while the third unit at the Shiroro Station was tied.

“These were necessary to avoid the collapse of the nation’s grid.

“Meanwhile, Egbin Power Station is working assiduously to ensure a full restoration of its generating units to the grid, and until this happens, TCN will continue to do all it can to keep the grid stable”, the statement read in part.

Meanwhile, TCN assured it would resume the evacuation of generated power from Egbin Power Station as soon as the station resumes power generation.

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