Nigeria: Transmission Company of Nigeria Addresses National Grid Collapse
By Ahmad Hadizat Omayoza, Mamos Nigeria
The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) successfully restored the national grid on Monday evening following its collapse earlier in the day at approximately 1:49 p.m. In an official statement by Mrs. Ndidi Mbah, the General Manager of Public Affairs, TCN assured that electricity had been reinstated in most parts of the country, with the exception of the Jos axis. However, the TCN committed to restoring power to the Jos area within an hour of the statement’s issuance.
The incident marks a temporary disruption in the nation’s power supply, contrasting with the commendable achievement announced by TCN in August. At that time, the Nigerian power grid had demonstrated an unprecedented 400 consecutive days of stability, reflecting advancements in the nation’s power infrastructure.
Despite this recent success, the power sector continues to grapple with challenges such as regulatory uncertainty, gas supply issues, transmission limitations, and planning deficiencies. Notably, there were eight grid collapses in the country in 2022 alone, underscoring the complexities faced by the sector.
As TCN strives to address and overcome these obstacles, it remains committed to ensuring a reliable and dependable electricity supply to distribution load centers for onward distribution to electricity customers nationwide. The power sector’s resilience is crucial in the face of evolving challenges, and stakeholders are actively working towards a more robust and sustainable energy landscape.