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THE 23rd MONTHLY POWER SECTOR OPERATORS MEETING HELD IN LAFIA, NASARAWA STATE ON MONDAY THE 8TH OF JANUARY 2018.

REMARKS BY BABATUNDE RAJI FASHOLA, SAN

I will like to start this my remarks by highlighting the Progress and milestones on our journey for incremental power which reassure us that we are on the right path and inspire us to continue with more belief.

Those milestones are represented by:

  1. Generated power has gone up to 7000 MW in 2017 from 3,000 MW in May 2015
  2. Transmission Capacity at 6900MW in 2017 from about 5,000 MW in May 2015
  3. Peak Distribution now averaging 5,000 MW in 2017 from 2,690MW in 2015.

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TCN RECORDS SYSTEM COLLAPSE

Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) regrets to report another System Collapse at 14.19 Hours. Preliminary information from NCC indicated that the tripping of Odukpani-Ikot Ekpene 330kV line, cut off generation from Odukpani Power Station to the grid. Restoration of the grid has reached advanced stage. TCN has also commenced investigations to determine the exact cause of the system disturbance and the outcome will be made public.

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FIRE INCIDENT AT DAN AGUNDI SUBSTATION

The Management of Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) regrets the fire incident that affected a 60MVA Transformer at Dan Agundi Substation in Kano on Thursday, 21st December, 2017 at 1.30pm. This caused power supply constraints to some sections of Kano for two days. However, TCN in collaboration with Kano Electricity Distribution Company Limited has transferred some of the loads of the affected areas to Dakata substation and the balance to the unaffected 60MVA Transformer at Dan Agundi Substation. This has significantly mitigated the problem. TCN has also inaugurated a committee to review protection systems of the company’s installations nationwide in order to forestall such ugly incidents in the future.

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