BREAKING: TCN Restores National Grid, Says ‘Fire Disaster Caused Collapse’


The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) has successfully restored the national grid after its sixth collapse in 2024.

The company disclosed this in a statement issued on Monndday afternoon by the General Manager, Public Affairs, TCN, Ndidi Mbah.

Mbah said that the facility was successfully restored to its full capacity following a fire incident at the Afam Power Generating Station.

The Spokesman stated that the fire disaster caused a partial disturbance of the nation’s grid which was experienced across the country.

He stressed that efforts were being intensified to boost investment on measures designed to strengthen the grid infrastructure.

According to the statement, “The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) announces the full restoration of the national grid following a fire incident at the Afam Power Generating Station, which caused a partial disturbance of the nation’s grid.

“At 02:41Hours 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.

“During the incident, the Ibom Power Plant was isolated from the grid and was supplying parts of the Port Harcourt Region.

“This further minimized the effect of the system disturbance. TCN confirms that the affected section of the grid has been fully restored and stabilized.

“TCN reaffirms its commitment to enhancing the resilience and reliability of the national grid and pledges to continue investing in measures aimed at further strengthening the grid infrastructure”.

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