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Updated: TCN confirms grid collapse, gradual recovery



After more than seven hours of silence, the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) confirmed the collapse of the national grid.

But it also said it is in the process of recovering it.

TCN General Manager, Public Affairs, Ndidi Mbah said there was voltage collapse on some parts of the grid at about 11.01 am today, 12th of May, 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 am, and also through Delta Generating Station to Benin Transmission Substation and has reached Osogbo and parts of Lagos.

“While the grid restoration and power restoration gradually progress to other parts of the country, the cause of voltage collapse that precipitated this failure is equally being investigated.

“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”.

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