The Transmission Company of Nigeria in a statement revealed that the country’s power grid is fast attaining stability as the company recorded a 3,906.8MW late on Wednessday.
They were earlier reports of country’s national grid collapse twice in the space of about 16 hours, which led to total power outage in many parts of the country. The national grid collapsed to as low as 5MW on Tuesday. The first collapse of the country’s power transmission occurred on Tuesday, January 2, 2018 at 10:20pm, while the second collapse happened the following day at 2:19pm.
It has been confirmed that the second collapse was to a large extent a ripple effect of the first collapse which led to a lost of about 3,000MW of electricity during both incidents. Officials of both TCN and Federal Ministry of Power, Works and Housing could not tell the exact quantum of power that was lost.
The first grid collapse was due to a fire incident on the Escravos Lagos Pipeline System of the Nigerian Gas Processing and Transportation Company Limited. Engineers from TCN and the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation reportedly (NNPC) fixed the faults.