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National Power Grid Restores After Eighth Collapse

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The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) has confirmed the collapse of the national grid, which resulted in power outages across the country, but said that it has restored electricity in the areas affected by the power failure.

“The restoration of the affected part of the grid commenced immediately at 11.55 am with Osogbo/Ihovbor back to the grid followed by Jebba/Osogbo, Kainji/Jebba, Benin/Onisha, Shiroro/Kaduna, Shiroro/Katampe, and Alaoji/Ikot-Ekpene,” the TCN said in a statement posted on its Twitter account.

“Others are Lokoja/Gwagwalada, Odukpani/Ikot Ekpene, Benin/Omotosho, Oke-Aro/Ikeja west, Egbin/Oke-Aro and Kaduna/Kano.”

While explaining the cause of the incident, the TCN said it was due to “a sudden drop in system frequency, which created system instability.”

“The National Control Centre (NCC) said a full-scale investigation is being conducted to establish and ascertain the cause of the partial disturbance as this unwholesome event has resulted in aggregated generation loss,” TCN’s General Manager, Public Affairs, Ndidi Mbah, said in the statement.

Earlier in the day, electricity distribution companies had informed their customers of the disruption of power, citing the collapse of the national grid.

The national grid had collapsed eight times this year with the last one coming in July. It equally collapsed in June, March, and April 2022.

Last month workers from the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) went on strike and temporarily shut the grid.

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