TCN has fully restored power transmission to distribution load centers nationwide, following a partial system disturbance caused by the tripping of the 330kV transmission line from Benin to Onitsha, on Tuesday, 17th October, 2017 at 7.40pm.
The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, has commended the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) for bringing back to service, the second Jebba/Kainji 330kV transmission line and the 2nd Ajaokuta – Abuja 330kV transmission line both of which were inoperative since 2015.
Signaling a determined shift towards a robust transmission grid, devoid of incessant system collapse in Nigeria, the management of Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) said that plans are in place, to increase its wheeling capacity to 20,000 Mega Watts in the next 4 years, to adequately take care of anticipated growth in generation capability in the country.
The Transmission Company of Nigeria said that it has successfully restored and energised the second 330kV power transmission line 1 from Jebba to Kainji, and the Ajokuta – Gwagwalada 330kV Double Circuit transmission line 11 on Monday, 2nd October, 2017. Continue reading