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Grid collapse: Power Minister met with GenCos, gas companies to secure more gas supply -TCN




The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) says the Minister of Power, Adebayo Adelabu, held meetings with Generating Companies (GenCos) and Gas Companies (GasCos) to secure a higher volume of gas supply and consistency for enhanced power generation.

This is part of the collaborative efforts of the Federal Government to restore power during the recent grid collapse on March 28, especially to address the root causes of low gas supply.

This disclosure is contained in a statement signed by TCN’s General Manager, Public Affairs, Mrs Ndidi Mbah, on Sunday, March 31, 2024, in Abuja.

Mbah, who said TCN remains committed to managing the grid and ensuring its stability amidst ongoing challenges, identified the challenges to include the persistent low gas supply affecting power generation into the nation’s grid.

She said that the company’s diligent grid controllers work tirelessly day and night to balance the grid and prevent any kind of disturbance amidst challenges.

Mbah pointed out that the grid disturbance was promptly managed by the TCN’s operators, with power restoration achieved in some areas within 21 minutes of the disturbance.

Mbah said that in addition to gas supply challenges, TCN faces various sector-specific hurdles.

She said that vandalism was a persistent challenge, as clearly seen in the first quarter of 2024 in which five significant incidents disrupted transmission operations, necessitating emergency repairs.

She said that the company implored residents to remain vigilant and report any suspicious activities around power facilities in the area.