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National grid fully restored after ‘Partial Disturbance’ – TCN

Efforts to restore the grid began immediately after the incident, and by 21:57 hours on the same day, the affected part of the grid was fully restored.

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National grid fully restored after ‘Partial Disturbance’ – TCN

The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) has announced the full restoration of the national grid following a partial disturbance that occurred at approximately 15:09 hours on Saturday.

In a statement released on Sunday and signed by its General Manager of Public Affairs, Ndidi Mbah, TCN revealed that the disturbance was likely caused by the unexpected tripping of three units at a power generating station. This incident removed 313MW from the grid, leading to system instability and the loss of bulk supply to parts of the national grid.

“The system disturbance, which brings to three the partial grid disturbances, with one total disturbance this year, is suspected to have been triggered by the unexpected tripping of three units of a power generating station, which suddenly removed 313MW from the grid, causing system instability that led to the loss of bulk supply to a section of the national grid,” the statement read.

The statement further explained that the System Operator responded to the sudden drop in generation by isolating a section of the grid, which includes the Ibom Power Station. This allowed continued power supply to Uyo, Aba, Itu, Eket, and Calabar, even as the rest of the grid experienced outages.

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Efforts to restore the grid began immediately after the incident, and by 21:57 hours on the same day, the affected part of the grid was fully restored.

Channels Television reported that the grid collapse resulted in a nationwide blackout affecting states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja.

This marks the fourth incident of grid disturbance this year, with previous collapses occurring on February 4, March 28, and April 15.

Proofreading, editing by Sakinat Musa Abubakar and Jamila Yunusa Suleiman, Editor and Sub- editor at Neptune Prime

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