Another Power Transmission Grid Collapses
In less than 16 hours that Nigeria’s power transmission grid collapsed at Escravos Lagos Pipeline System near Okada, Edo State another system has collapsed.
Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) said that Preliminary information indicated that the tripping of Odukpani-Ikot Ekpene 330kV line, cut off generation from Odukpani Power Station to the grid.
According to the statement signed by the General Manager, Public Affairs, for TCN Mr Ndidi Mbah, the restoration of the grid has reached an advanced stage.
It said that TCN has also commenced investigations to determine the exact cause of the system disturbance and the outcome.
The grid collapse at Escravos on Tuesday cut short the supply of gas that would supply Egbin Thermal Station in Lagos, which resulted in the blackout in many parts of the state.
“The grid would have withstood the Odukpani infraction if generation along Lagos Region were available,” the statement noted.
However, Nigerian Gas Company has specified that a contractor has been accordingly mobilised to reconstruct the affected segment of the Western Gas Pipeline.
With the restoration, which is supposed to take 24 hours, gas would be supplied to Egbin, Omotosho, and Olorunsogo I and II soon, the statement clarified.
It stated that the work would be done both day and night and should be completed in 24hours.