Power Restores Nationwide After Fire Outbreak On Kainji/Jebba Line
Barely 15 hours after the collapse of the National Grid nationwide in the early hours of Thursday, the General Manager, Public Affairs of Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN), Ndidi Mbah has confirmed power restoration in the country.
He stressed that Power supply has been restored after the national electricity grid collapsed on Thursday following a fire outbreak on the Kainji/Jebba 330kV line 2”.
Recall that the grid collapse resulted in a massive loss of supply to power distributors nationwide.
He said ” the TCN hereby notes that grid restoration nationwide is in progress and has reached advanced stages with power supply now available in the West, North Central, South, ensuring its stability.
“Dear Valued Customer,” the company wrote on its X account, “kindly be informed that power supply has been restored from the grid. Thank you for your patience.”
The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) had earlier confirmed the collapse of the national grid but assured that efforts are in top gear to fix the problem
TCN said a fire incident on Kainji/Jebba 330kV line 2” caused the grid collapse but added that the matter “is being investigated, with the view to forestalling future occurrence and invariably further strengthening the grid
According to him the incident notwithstanding, TCN is determined to continue to do its best to ensure grid stability,” the TCN assured.
The Eko Electricity Distribution Company (Eko Electric), said power supply has been restored from the grid.
We are on standby awaiting detailed information of the collapse and restoration of supply from the National Control Centre (NCC), Osogbo,” the statement read.
The Eko Electricity Distribution Company also sent out a similar notice to its customers on its X account formerly Twitter, confirming the total grid collapse.
The company also said it is in constant communication with the National Control Centre (NCC), Osogbo and will update the customers as they get more information.
Also, some electricity distribution companies earlier confirmed the collapse of the grid.
In a notice issued on its X account (formerly Twitter) this morning by its Head of Corporate Communications, Emeka Ezeh, the Enugu Electricity Distribution Company Plc said it is on standby awaiting detailed information on the collapse and restoration of supply from the National Control Centre (NCC), Osogbo.
“The Enugu Electricity Distribution Company PLC (EEDC) wishes to inform its esteemed customers of a total system collapse which occurred at 12:40 am today, 14th September,2023. This has resulted in the loss of supply currently being experienced across the network.
Due to this development, all our interface TCN stations are out of supply, and we are unable to provide service to our customers in Abia, Anambra, Ebonyi, Enugu and Imo States.
The TCN had last month disclosed that the power grid has maintained uninterrupted stability for over 400 days.