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Collapsed Power Grid, TCN restores 90% Power Supply



There was a collapse of the national electricity grid nationwide on Tuesday, an event that kept many parts of Nigeria in black out.

However, the Transmission Company of Nigeria stated that it has restored 90% of the power systems, saying that the grid will be working in full capacity in due course.

It was understood that the grid collapsed by 11am on Tuesday. Also, a total of 2774.9 mega watts of electricity was generated on the grid around 6am as of the same day.

A TCN official who requested to be anonymous, said the time the system was disturbed occurred at 11:13 GMT as at yesterday. He mentioned that restoration was ongoing and over 90%/ complete.

Though he did not state the reason for the collapse.

He explained that the system is still being assessed they are working on restoring the grid fully in order to get power all across the country.

Nigeria’s latest power generation performance on Monday showed that a peak generation of power was at 4.784.4 mega watts was recorded on Monday.

The same day an off peak power generation was recorded at 3,016.4 was also recorded on the same day.

It was discovered that a power generation at 6am on Tuesday was 2,774.9 megawatts, meaning that the grid crashed from around this figure.

It was understood that the 2,774.9 was reduced to 965.6 megawatts.

Nigeria has been recording it’s collapse of the power grid for some time now. Four collapses was experienced in the fourth quarter of 2019.

Adam Abubakar is a renowned writer and poet. He Specializes in Writing Political News. He worked for five years as a writer and editor at the national news magazine.

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