National grid fully restored after partial grid disturbance —TCN

By Oke Peter
The Transmission Company of Nigeria, (TCN), has disclosed that there was a partial disturbance of the grid at about 15.09Hrs yesterday, 6th July, 2024.

According to a statement by the Company on Sunday, “The system disturbance, which brings to three, partial grid disturbances, with one total disturbance this year, is suspected to have been triggered by the unexpected tripping of three (3) units of a power generating station, which suddenly removed 313MW from the grid, causing system instability that led to the loss of bulk supply to a section of the national grid.

“Meanwhile, the System Operator reacted to the sudden drop in generation which led to a dip in frequency, by islanding a section of the grid which includes the Ibom Power Station through which the company continued to feed Uyo, Aba, Itu, Eket, Calabar e.t.c even when the other section of the grid had no supply.

“Also, the operators commenced grid restoration efforts immediately after the incident. At about 21.57 hrs yesterday, the entire part of the grid that was affected by today’s incident was successfully restored,” the statement said.

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