Power generation in Nigeria yesterday suffered a major setback as the national grip collapsed. The development led to power generation falling to 2,900 megawatts before the situation was restored by the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN).
In its confirmation of the incident, the TCN, in a statement issued by its management, said that the grid collapse occurred at 1am. It, however, did not give reason for the power loss.
TCN general manager, Public Affairs, Mrs Ndidi Mbah, said that the company in Osogbo, Osun State begun the immediate restoration of the grid which had been completed nationwide except for that of the Eastern axis.
Mbah said that the Easter axis was to be completed shortly as of the time TCN announced the system collapse.
She said: “TCN would commence investigations into the cause of the supply loss as soon as full recovery is achieved. We are committed to ensuring grid stability and consistent bulk power supply, especially at this time of the COVID-19 pandemic.”
Nigeria’s peak energy generation is put at 4,000mw.