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TCN restores fire-induced partial grid disturbance

TCN restores fire-induced partial grid disturbance

The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) announced the full restoration of the national grid following a fire incident at the Afam power generating station, which caused a partial disturbance of the nations grid.

At 02:41Hrs today, 15th April 2024, a fire erupted at the Afam V 330kV bus bar coupler, leading to the tripping of units at Afam III and Afam VI. This resulted in a sudden generation loss of 25MW and 305MW respectively, destabilizing the grid and causing a partial collapse.

According to the General Manager, Public Affairs of the Company, Ndidi Mbah, during the incident, the Ibom Power plant was isolated from the grid and was supplying parts of the Port Harcourt Region. T
The statement added that this further minimized the effect of the system disturbance, as TCN confirmed that the affected section of the grid has been fully restored and stabilized.

It reaffirmed its commitment to enhancing the resilience and reliability of the national grid and pledges to continue investing in measures aimed at strengthening the grid infrastructure.

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