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Blackout: National grid successfully restored – TCN


The Transmission Firm of Nigeria (TCN) on Friday introduced the profitable restoration of the collapsed nationwide electrical energy transmission grid.

The TCN Common Supervisor, Public Affairs, Ndidi Mbah, disclosed this in a press release Friday.

“The Transmission Firm of Nigeria (TCN ) has efficiently restored the nationwide grid following a system disturbance that occurred at 4:28 p.m. on Thursday, twenty eighth March 2024, with full restoration achieved by 10:00 p.m. that very same day.

“In response to a report from the Nationwide Management Centre (NCC) in Osogbo, the system disturbance was triggered by a big discount in era capability, primarily attributable to gasoline constraints,” Ms Mbah stated.

She defined that this discount led to a fast decline in system frequency.

“This created a sudden imbalance within the grid. The imbalance in grid stability was exacerbated by the sudden tripping of Egbin era turbine 3, leading to an extra lack of 167MW load and the following grid collapse.

“The grid has, nevertheless, since been recovered and is secure and is presently transmitting all of the generated energy to distribution load centres nationwide,” she added.

She stated TCN emphasises its unwavering dedication to addressing grid challenges and actively working to mitigate disruptions.

“In situations the place challenges prolong past TCN’s management, the corporate collaborates with different stakeholders within the energy sector worth chain to minimise the impression and swiftly restore the grid to regular operation,” she stated.


Nigerians had been on Thursday afternoon thrown into darkness after the nationwide grid system collapsed.

The system is operated by the Transmission Firm of Nigeria (TCN) from Osogbo, Osun State.

A number of the nation’s electrical energy distribution firms confirmed that the grid collapsed within the early hours of Thursday, as most of their feeders had been out.

The most recent collapse occurred lower than a month after the nationwide grid system collapsed in February, and Nigerians had been thrown into darkness.

Lately, the facility sector has skilled many challenges associated to electrical energy coverage enforcement, regulatory uncertainty, gasoline provide, transmission system constraints, and vital energy sector planning shortfalls.

In November 2013, the federal authorities privatised all era and 11 distribution firms, with the FG retaining the possession of the transmission firm. This was to enhance effectivity within the sector.

Nevertheless, since privatisation, the grid has collapsed greater than 140 instances.

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