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Wednesday, May 12, 2021

National blackout: TCN confirms collapse of grid, recovery efforts ongoing - ITREALMS

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The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) has confirmed a nationwide blackout due to collapse of the national grid, reports 
Affirming this, the General Manager, Public Affairs at TCN, Mrs Ndidi Mbah, in a press statement available to ITREALMS on Wednesday, said the national grid experienced a total system collapse on Wednesday, May 12 resulting in a blackout in some parts of the country.

According to her in the statement entitled “System Collapse and Grid Recovery,” they experienced this collapse at about 11am on Wednesday, May 12, 2021.

Part of the statement read:

“The TCN hereby states that at about 11.01 a.m today, May 12, 2021; there was a total system collapse of the grid, as a result of voltage collapse at some parts of the grid.

“TCN commenced grid recovery immediately after the collapse; from Shiroro Generating Station to Katampe TS, Abuja through the Shiroro – Katampe line at 11:29 a.m and also through Delta Generating Station to Benin Transmission Substation and has reached Osogbo and parts of Lagos.”

As said by her, while the restoration of the grid and power gradually progress to other parts of the country; the cause of the voltage collapse that precipitated this failure is equally being investigated.

Therefore, “TCN appeals for patience as it works assiduously to ensure full restoration of the grid and consequently power supply to the remaining parts of the country,” she said.

ITREALMS recalls that a few months ago, precisely on February 17, 2021, a partial collapse was also experienced, which led to a power outage in some parts of the country including Lagos State, the commercial nerve centre of the nation.

Uboshe Uboshe/Editor

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