The nation’s power grid suffered another system collapse, throwing Nigerians into darkness and departing companies to hook on to alternative electricity sources.
Nigeria’s erratic power grid, along with the resulting precarious energy supply is a key issue hindering growth in the continent’s biggest economy.
On the other hand, the nation has continued to implement tariff increases in state-controlled costs because 2015, which the government insists is required to allow distribution companies to recoup costs and cover to create companies.
Operators have said a”spinning reserve,” that the amount of unused capacity in online energy assets which can compensate for power shortages or frequency drops within a specified period of time holds the answer to the occasional collapses.
In a statement confirming the episode, the government-run Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN), said it was investigating the latest disturbance, noting that it was working to resolve the problem.
The General Manager, Public Affairs of the company, Mrs. Ndidi Mbah, blamed what she’s described as ion issues for its meltdown, including the TCN was probing the origin of the incident.
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She said: “The Transmission Business of Nigeria hereby says that at about 11.01 am now, 12th of May, 2021, there was a total system collapse of this grid, as a result of voltage collapse at some parts of the grid.
“TCN started grid recovery right after the collapse, from Shiroro Generating Station to Katampe transmission substation, Abuja throughout the Shiroro — Katampe line at 11:29 am, and through Delta Generating Station to Benin Transmission Substation and has reached Osogbo and parts of Lagos.
“While the grid recovery and power restoration gradually progress to other parts of the country, the reason for voltage collapse which precipitated this failure is investigated.”
The TCN appealed for patience, saying it is working assiduously to ensure full recovery of the grid and consequently power supply to the rest parts of the nation.
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