May 22, 2024
SYSTEM COLLAPSE: TCN recovers power grid, installs transformers at Kubwa, other locations
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SYSTEM COLLAPSE: TCN recovers power grid, installs transformers at Kubwa, other locations

 

The Transmission Company of Nigeria, TCN, has recovered the partial national power grid system which occurred on February 17, 2021.
The acting Managing Director of TCN, Engr. Sule Ahmed Abdulaziz, who confirmed the recovery, said: “We had one system collapse earlier and the one of yesterday which was partial collapse is the second time the grid is experiencing system disturbance in the last eight months; this has never been the case in the power sector history. It is also happening at a time when the national electricity grid has increased in the capacity of energy it delivers to consumers.

“I can assure you that stakeholders in the Nigerian Electricity Supply Industry (NESI) are working really hard to improve services for electricity consumers and build on the achievements we have made so far.

“For instance, I can confirm that the grid recovered from the latest system collapse in just 45 minutes. This shows that the commitment of President Muhammadu Buhari and the Minister of Power, Engr. Sale Mamman towards bequeathing an improved power sector to Nigeria is working, we are working hard towards zero system collapse.”
He also said: “As we speak, our engineers are working on the replacement of corroded glass disc insulators on Tower 425 of Ikeja West to Osogbo 330 kilovolt (kV) line, one of our contractors is also reconductoring the Kebbi-Sokoto transmission line.
“This same week, a 60/66MVA power transformer was delivered to the Kubwa substation in Abuja and our engineers are doing the installation. By the time, it is completed, the power wheeling capacity of Kubwa substation will increase significantly, all though we are meeting the demands of the distribution load center at present.’

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