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TCN Restores The Grid After System Disturbance

TCN Restores The Grid After System Disturbance

The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN ) has successfully restored the national grid following a system disturbance that occurred at 4:28 p.m. on Thursday, 28th March 2024, with full recovery achieved by 10:00 p.m. that same day.

According to a report from the National Control Centre (NCC) in Osogbo, the system disturbance was triggered by a significant reduction in generation capacity, primarily due to gas constraints. This reduction led to a rapid decline in system frequency. This created a sudden imbalance in the grid.

The General Manager, Public Affairs of the Company in a statement issued in Abuja, the imbalance in grid stability was exacerbated by the sudden tripping of Egbin generation turbine 3, resulting in an additional loss of 167MW load and the subsequent collapse of the grid.

It added that the grid has, however, since been recovered and is stable, and is currently transmitting all the generated power to distribution load centers nationwide.

TCN emphasized its unwavering commitment to addressing grid challenges and actively working to mitigate disruptions.

In instances where challenges extend beyond TCN's control, the company promised to collaborate with other stakeholders in the power sector value chain to minimize the impact and swiftly restore the grid to normal operation.

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