The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) has confirmed Wednesday’s system collapse on the nation’s power grid.
It, however, stated that there were efforts already ongoing to restore the collapsed grid.
There was anxiety among electricity consumers over the development as many consumers were already lamenting the already epileptic power supply in different parts of the country.
But TCN in a statement by its General Manager, Public Affairs, Ndidi Mbah, said the management commenced recovery immediately it observed the collapse.
It disclosed that the collapse occurred on Wednesday at about 11am.
Mbah in the statement also disclosed that investigation into what led to the collapse had already began.
“The Transmission Company of Nigeria hereby states that at about 11.01 am today. 12th of May. 2021. there was a total system collapse of the grid, as a result of voltage collapse at some parts of the grid.
“TCN commenced grid recovery immediately after the collapse, from Shiroro Generating Station to Katampe TS, Abuja through the Shiroro Katampe line at 11:29 am, and also through Delta
Generating Station to Benin Transmission Substation and has reached Osogbo and parts of Lagos.
“While the grid restoration and power restoration gradually progress to other parts of the country, the cause of voltage collapse that precipitated this failure is equally being investigated.
“TCN appeals for patience as it works assiduously to ensure full restoration of the grid and consequently power supply to the remaining parts of the country”, the statement read.