TCN Reports Fire Incident at Afam Substation in Port Harcourt
The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) has reported a fire incident at the Afam V power station. The fire which occurred on 18th January completely destroyed TCNs protection and control
equipment in its relay and control room temporarilly constraining the evacuation of
guaranteed 450MW generation by the station.
According to the General Manager (Public Affairs), TCN, Seun Olagunju, the
fire incident which occurred at about 6:58 am wholly destroyed TCNs
equipment at the power station. However, the cause of the fire is yet to
According to the release, immediately after the fire incident, TCN’s quick
response team who were mobilized to the site of the incident promptly
isolated the faulty section of the substation and made alternative
arrangement for evacuation of power generated by Afam VI generation into
the grid. Presently, the job has been successfully completed and the power
station reconnected to the National Grid.
TCN however pointed out that major cause of the current low power
generation is not particularly the fire incident but the vandalism of gas
pipelines that resulted in short supply of gas to thermal power generating