…as TCN restores 90%
Nigeria’s electricity grid, on Tuesday, again collapsed, throwing a larger part of the country into several hours of blackout.
However, Transmission Company of Nigeria claimed it had restored about 90 per cent of the power system and assured that the grid would soon be fully restored.
In recent times, the country’s power grid has been experiencing collapses. In the fourth quarter of 2019, it recorded no fewer than four collapses.
On Tuesday, the grid was said to have collapsed around 11am after over 2,774.9 megawatts of electricity had been generated.
A TCN official, who pleaded anonymity, said he could not immediately state the reason for the latest incident.
“The situation is still being assessed and actions are being taken to fully restore the grid in order to get power across all parts of the country,” he said.
From Nigeria’s latest power generation performance figures, a peak generation of 4,785.4Mw was recorded on Monday, while an off-peak generation figure of 3,016.4MW was also recorded the same day.
Further findings showed that power generation on the grid at about 6am on Tuesday was 2,774.9MW, meaning that the grid crashed from around this figure.
It was gathered that the 2,774.9MW was 965.6MW lower than the lowest power generation figure that was recorded the previous day.