The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) announced on Monday evening that it successfully restored the national grid after a collapse earlier in the day, which occurred around 1:49 p.m.
In a statement by the General Manager of Public Affairs, Mrs. Ndidi Mbah, TCN clarified that electricity had been fully restored to most parts of the country, except the Jos axis. However, the statement assured that the power supply to the Jos area would also be restored within an hour.
“The grid experienced a collapse today. Presently, supply has been restored except for Jo’s Axis, which will soon have supply within the hour. The collapse happened by 1.49 p.m. on Tuesday and It is now fully restored,” Mbah stated in the release.
In August, TCN celebrated a significant achievement, announcing that the Nigerian power grid had achieved an unprecedented level of stability. It operated continuously for 400 consecutive days without any major disruptions or system collapses, marking a notable advancement in strengthening the nation’s power infrastructure.
Despite this achievement, the power sector in Nigeria has faced various challenges, including policy implementation, regulatory uncertainty, gas supply issues, transmission system limitations, and planning deficiencies. Notably, there were eight grid collapses in the country in 2022 alone.