Power Supply To Worsen As TCN, NNPC Record System Collapse, Pipeline Shutdown

Power supply in Nigeria has dropped, as the Transmission Company of Nigeria, TCN and Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, record system collapse and pipeline shutdown respectively.

TCN disclosed in a statement that:

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TCN regrets to report another System Collapse at about 14.19 hours today January 3, 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. TCN has also commenced investigations to determine the exact cause of the system disturbance and the outcome will publicised.

The system disturbance happened at a time when work on the Western Gas Pipeline by 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.

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.

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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