BREAKING: Blackout As National Grid Collapses Again
The national power grid collapsed again on Wednesday. The Eko Electricity Distribution Company confirmed the grid collapse.
“Dear customers, we regret to inform you of a system collapse on the national grid at precisely 11:27 am today, Wednesday, July 20. We are in talks with the Transmission Company of Nigeria to ascertain the cause of the collapse and possible restoration of the timeline.“We will keep you updated on the situation,” the company said via its Twitter handle on Wednesday.
Dear Customers, we regret to inform you of a system collapse on the National grid at precisely 11:27am today, Wednesday July 20th. We are in talks with the Transmission Company of Nigeria to ascertain the cause of the collapse and a possible restoration timeline.
— Eko Electricity Distribution Company (@EKEDP) July 20, 2022
The collapse of the national power grid made it the sixth time this year, as reported on June 13 that the grid had collapsed for the fifth time in 2022.
The collapse is expected to, as usual, halt electricity supplies to some parts of the country.
Nigeria’s power grid collapsed twice in March and twice again in April this year, as the power generation on the system had continued to fluctuate due to various concerns such as gas constraints, water management challenges, and gas pipeline vandalism, among others.
The report further stated that another collapse of the grid occurred on April 9, 2022, as the nation’s power system collapsed to 33MW around 01.00 hours after it had earlier posted a peak generation of 3,281.50MW at 00.00 hours the same day.
Also, the national grid collapsed twice in March and this happened within a space of two days, a development that made the Federal Government summon a meeting of stakeholders to address the issue.