The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) has urged Nigerians to be patient following the collapse of the national power grid, assuring that it is working hard to restore electricity across the country.
The TCN made the appeal in a statement issued by Ndidi Mbah, its General Manager (Public Affairs), on Wednesday.
The power grid collapsed around 11am on Wednesday, causing a power outage across various states of the nation and possibly an electricity blackout for days.
According to the company, the cause of the collapse is still being investigated.
It stated that it commenced recovery operation immediately after the collapse, noting that it has mitigated the effect and is working towards total restoration.
The statement read: “The TCN hereby states that at about 11.01 a.m today, May 12, 2021, there was a total system collapse of the grid, as a result of voltage collapse at some parts of the grid.
“TCN commenced grid recovery immediately after the collapse, from Shiroro Generating Station to Katampe TS, Abuja through the Shiroro – Katampe line at 11:29 a.m and also through Delta Generating Station to Benin Transmission Substation and has reached Osogbo and parts of Lagos.
“While the grid restoration and power restoration gradually progress to other parts of the country, the cause of voltage collapse that precipitated this failure is equally being investigated.
“TCN appeals for patience as it works assiduously to ensure full restoration of the grid and consequently power supply to the remaining parts of the country.”