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—Power restored in some regions, but…

Whereas the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) has said that the national grid restoration nationwide has reached advanced stages even as some regions have started getting power supplies, industry analysts have decried the level of disappointment it have on the huge $14bn pledge by Indian investors.

Analysts say with the development, willing foreign investors will be forced to make additional budget for power which will be a minus for Nigeria.

The information on restoration is contained in a statement issued by Mrs Ndidi Mbah, TCN General Manager on Public Affairs in Abuja.

According to her, The Transmission Company of Nigeria, TCN, hereby notes that grid restoration nationwide is in progress and has reached advanced stages with power supply now available in the West, North Central, South, East, and a large portion of the Northern parts of the country.

The power supply restoration is sequel to the total grid collapse, which occurred at about 12.35 am, this morning, causing outage nationwide, after over 421 days of consistent grid stability.

In the course of the grid restoration, the process initially suffered a setback; this does not amount to another collapse. In the course of any grid restoration process, challenges may be encountered. This happened today while the grid restoration was in progress, but it was promptly addressed.

It would be recalled that the last total system collapse recorded was on 20th July 2022, and since then, to the 13th of September, 2023, (421 days). Prior to this, the system had been stable in spite of the challenges posed by zero spinning reserve and lack of System Control and lack of adequate Data Acquisition (SCADA) essential to a strong and stable grid, among others

TCN had been able to maintain 400 days of grid stability because it developed and deployed in-house stop gap measures and tools that it has continued to use to manage the nations grid, ensuring its stability.

The incident notwithstanding, TCN is determined to continue to do its best to ensure grid stability.

Meanwhile, the collapse that occurred after a fire incident on Kanji/Jebba 330kV line 2 is being investigated, with the view to forestalling future occurrence and invariably further strengthen the grid

By Business Hilights

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