July 16, 2024
BLACKOUT: TCN efforts to restore electricity will last till weekend in Nigeria — Investigation
NIGER: Households, businesses grappling with poor power supply --- Investigation
– By Godswill Odiong

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By Eyo Nsima
The Transmission Company of Nigeria, TCN, has started the process of restoring electricity to consumers nationwide in Nigeria.

But checks by The Daily, www.thedaily-ng.com, has it that it might take up till the weekend to achieve a sustainable feat as most parts of the nation still live in darkness.

The entire nation experienced total shutdown Wednesday, this week, when labour shutdown the national grid, due to unresolved labour issues with the Federal Government.

Shortly after the resolution of the issues, TCN had said: “Following the Industrial Dispute declared by the two in-house Unions at the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN), the national electric power grid has been shut down by Union functionaries – even as unfettered effort was being made to resolve the issues upon which the action was called.

“The incident occurred at 15:01Hrs, today after several 330kV transmission lines and 33kV feeder-lines across the power system network had been switched off by the Union members, resulting in generation-load imbalance and multiple voltage escalations at critical stations and substations. Regrettably, this is coming weeks after we had emerged from hectic grid management regime, precipitated by paucity of generation, which we grappled with for a couple of months.

“It would be recalled, in tandem with the initiative of the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission on Partial Activation of Contracts – coupled with the stream of interventions by the Ministry of Power and other stakeholders in the Value Chain – grid generation (at Peak) had reached 4,830.69MW as at yesterday, the 16th of August, 2022.”

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