EXCLUSIVE: How Nigeria’s Grid collapse, Blackout lasted for 6hrs 53mins

  Plus the TCN’s account of what led to the collapse and how bulk power was restored to all the 330 Kilo Volt (kV)Transmission Stations across the entire grid.   The total collapse suffered by the Nigeria’s electricity tranmission system also known as national grid, which plunged the country into a blackout on Wednesday, lasted for 6 hours and 53 minutes. Platforms Africa, which earlier broke the news of the collapse on Wednesday, May 12, 2021, gathered exclusively that the blackout lasted for just 7 minutes less than 7 hours.…

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Boko Haram bombs Powerline towers, plunges Maiduguri into fresh darkness

  Details have emerged on how Boko Haram, again, plunged the hitherto commercial capital of Northeast Nigeria, Maiduguri and environs into fresh darkness barely four days after electricity supply was restored to the region. The Transmission Company of Nigeria, which gave the details in a statement to Platforms Africa, said that the insurgents have again vandalised two towers on the Damaturu-Maidugiri 330kiloVolt Transmission Line. The procurement and installation of the transmission line have earlier gulped several millions of Naira. TCN’s General Manager, Public Affairs, Ndidi Mbah, said this in the…

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BREAKING Nigerian Power grid collapses, plunges Lagos, others into darkness

    The Nigerian electricity transmission system also known as the National grid collapsed on Wednesday plunging the whole of Lagos, commercial capital, and major cities across the country into darkness. Though the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) was silent on the incident, Power utilìty companies in Lagos, Eko Electricity Distribution Company (EKEDC) and Ikeja Electric, confirmed the collapse in separate tweets. Spolesperson for TCN, Ndid Mbah, did not pick calls made to her number, she did not also respond to a text message seeking clarification on the grid collapse.…

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Nigeria’s Power transmission hits all-time peak of 5,552.80MW

  The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) says it has successfully transmitted an enhanced all-time peak of 5,552.80 Mega Watts (MW) on Wednesday at 8.15pm. General Manager, Public Affairs of the company, Mrs. Ndidi Mbah, who said this in a statement in Abuja on Thursday, added that this latest all-time peak transmitted, surpassed the last peak generation of 5,520.40MW which was effectively transmitted by TCN on Oct. 30, 2020 by 32.40MW. The new peak, she said, was an indication of the gradual but consistent growth in the capability of the…

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Nigeria’s Power generation hits all-time peak of 5,520.40MW

The Nigeria’s power sector has recorded yet another national peak generation of 5,520.40MW. The peak, a statement by the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) read, was recorded on 30th October, 2020 at 9.15pm, surpassing the previous 5.459MW recorded on 28th October, 2020 by 60.90 MW. “The new national peak is a result of continued collaboration among players and the gradual increase in capacity in the power sector. “On her part, with the current capacity of 8,100MW, TCN seamlessly transmitted the new peak at a frequency of 50.11Hz. through the nations…

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