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System Collapse Of National Grid Caused Total Blackout Says Transmission Company Of Nigeria


The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) said the collapse of the National Grid was as a result of a generator failure and tripping of current n Onitsha, Anambra.


The Managing Director of TCN, Mr Mohammed Usman, said this while speaking at a news conference in Abuja on Friday.

He said, “What happened a day before yesterday at 14:32 hours was a case of system collapse, we had tripping.

“The reason for the grid collapse was that there was a multiple tripping around Onitsha substation. We are also suspecting that one of the generators went out.

“We have sent our team of engineers to go and investigate, we normally investigate this kind of disturbances”.

Usman said that although there has been some disturbances but, TCN had achieved some level of stability on the national grid. Adding that there should be a critical investment in lines and substations.

“Although, we have achieved some level of stability on the grid through the massive investment that we have done in the last two years.

“It does not mean that our grid has become disturbance free, because our grid is still very fragile. It is a journey that we are in that will take us to have a modern and stabilised grid.

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