Nigeria’s transmission company confirms electricity grid collapse

…says restoration effected in some parts of the country

The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) has confirmed that the nation’s electricity grid experienced multiple trippings at 11:25 am on Sunday, which led to the collapse of the system.

The TCN confirmed this in a statement by Ndidi Mbah, its general manager, public affairs, saying it regrets the inconvenience this has caused electricity consumers nationwide.

The company, however, said it has since commenced grid restoration and that power has been successfully restored to every part of the country, except Calabar, Ugwuaji, Markurdi, Jos, Gombe, Yola and Maiduguri axes.

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“Effort is, however, ongoing to ensure full restoration nationwide,” TCN said.

It said investigations would be conducted to establish the immediate and remote cause(s) of the multiple trippings as soon as the grid is fully restored, considering that the grid had been relatively stable in the last couple of months.

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