TCN records another system collapse 

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…To investigate system disturbance

Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) regrets to report another System Collapse at about 14.19Hours today 3rd January, 2018. Preliminary information from NCC indicated that the tripping of Odukpani-Ikot Ekpene 330kV line, cut off generation from Odukpani Power Station to the grid. Restoration of the grid has reached advanced stage.

Gèneral Manager Public Affairs TCN  Ndidi Mbah said the company has commenced investigations to determine the exact cause of the system disturbance and the outcome will be publicised.

He noted that the system disturbance happened at a time when work on the Western Gas Pipeline by Nigerian Gas Company (NGC) which caused system collapse at about 21.17Hours yesterday, is yet to be completed. “The grid would have withstood the Odukpani infraction, if generation along Lagos Region were available,”he said

Mbah said that NGC indicated that a contractor has been mobilised to reconstruct the affected segment of the Western Gas Pipeline, so that gas supply to Omotosho, Egbin, and Olorunsogo I and II can be restored. “According to NGC the work would be carried out day and night and is expected to be completed within 24 hours,”he said.

TCN noted that with the support of the Federal Ministries of Power and Finance, it has embarked on the implementation of Transmission Rehabilitation and Expansion Program that seeks to expand, rehabilitate and stabilize the Grid. TCN appealed for patience and understanding

 

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