The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) has said it has recorded the fastest recovery of the power grid system within 45 minutes after a partial collapse on Wednesday.
According to a data record of the partial system collapse from TCN yesterday, during the system disturbance, power supply at the South Eastern axis remained intact without experiencing outage.
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In a briefing on Thursday, the acting Managing Director of TCN, Engr Sule Ahmed Abdulaziz, confirmed this, saying, “We had one system collapse earlier, and the one of yesterday which was partial collapse is the second time the grid is experiencing system disturbance in the last eight months; this has never been the case in the power sector history. It is also happening at a time when the national electricity grid has increased in the capacity of energy it delivers to consumers.”
“For instance, I can confirm that the grid recovered from the latest system collapse in just 45 minutes. We are working hard towards zero system collapse.”
The TCN head also said the company’s engineers were replacing corroded glass disc insulators on Tower 425 of Ikeja West to Osogbo 330 kilovolts (kV) transmission line while a contractor was upgrading the Kebbi-Sokoto transmission line.
He said, “This same week, a 60/66MVA power transformer was delivered to the Kubwa substation in Abuja and our engineers are doing the installation. By the time it is completed, the power wheeling capacity of Kubwa substation will increase significantly, although we are meeting the demands of the distribution load centre at present.”
Abdulaziz further said TCN had also delivered another 60/66MVA power transformer to Kumbotso substation in Kano while a 30MVA mobile transformer had been moved to the new Bichi substation in the state to further increase the bulk power available for distribution.