Fire Gut Kebbi TCN Transmission Station

Post created on 10:34 am



There is intense fire ongoing at the Birnin Kebbi, Transmission Company of Nigeria in Kebbi State.

According to residents located around the TCN area behind Mechanic Village, they said at around 12:32 am a loud bang was heard from the electric installations section which was followed by thick fire and smoke.

As at the time of reporting the cause of fire is still unknown and is fast spreading to other facilities around.

This is coming hours after a fire outbreak on the Kainji/Jebba 330 kilovolt (kV) line which triggered the collapse of the national grid and resulted in a nationwide power outage.

Firefighters are making efforts to put out the fire, meanwhile, the Minister of Power, Adebayo Adelabu said the fire has led to a loss of about 356.63MW generation.

He wrote on his X “At 00:35Hrs this morning, Fire outbreak with explosion sound was observed on Kainji/Jebba 330kV line 2 (Cct K2J) blue phase CVT & Blue phase line Isolator of Kainji/Jebba 330kV line1 was observed burning. This led to sharp drops in frequency from 50.29Hz to 49.67 Hz at 0:35:06Hrs with Jebba generation loss of 356.63MW.

“Kainji started dropping load from 451.45 MW at 00:35:07Hrs to zero. At 00:41Hrs frequency dropped further from 49.37 Hz to 48.41 Hz then resulted in the system collapse of the grid.”



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