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TCN restores national grid after fire incident at Afam power station

The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) has fully restored the national grid after Monday’s fire incident at the Afam power generating station in Rivers State.

This is contained in a statement issued on Monday in Abuja by the TCN’s General Manager, Public Affairs, Mrs Ndidi Mbah.

Mrs. Mbah said the fire caused a partial disturbance of the grid.

She said: “At about 2:41a.m., fire erupted at the Afam V 330kv bus bar coupler leading to the tripping of two units, Afam III and Afam VI.

“This resulted in a sudden generation loss of 25mw and 305mw respectively at the two units; destabilising the grid and causing a partial collapse.

“The affected section of the grid has been fully restored and stabilised.

She explained that during the incident, the Ibom Power plant was isolated from the national grid and it supplied power to parts of Port Harcourt region, thereby minimising the effect of the system disturbance.

“TCN reaffirms its commitment to enhance the resilience and reliability of the national grid and pledges to continue investing in measures to strengthen the grid infrastructure,’’ she said.

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