Following the total electricity grid collapse of January 15, seven power plants have been restarted, while three others are still down.
According to the daily operational report for the industry obtained in Abuja on Tuesday, three generation plants are experiencing limited supply of gas due to condensate evacuation challenges. Industry data earlier on Monday had indicated that a total system collapse occurred on January 15, 2017, as the Ugwuaji/Makurdi 330kV line 1 (cct U1A) CB tripped at the Ugwuaji transmission station on distance protection 3-phases.
The latest report on Tuesday outlined the seven plants that were restarted following the collapse as Transcorp, Sapele I and II, Afam VI, Omotosho I and II, Olorunsogo I, Geregu I, and Okpai. It stated, “The following plants had not restarted turbines as of 0600 on January 17, 2017, since outages due to the system collapse on 15th of January: Kainji 1G11 and 1G12, Alaoji GT2, and Sapele ST1.”