Electricity: National Grid Begins Gradual Recovery After 5th Collapse In 2020
The National Grid has begun a gradual recovery process after it collapsed for the fifth time this year resulting in a nationwide power outage. No reason has been given by the Transmission Company of Nigeria, TCN, for the collapse which was reported to have occurred at 6.49 pm on Sunday.
Checks on the grid data released by the National System Operator showed that as of 7 am Monday, the grid has recovered to 623.20 Megawatts with seven plants in operation.
Omotosho Power Plant was the biggest supplier with 153.80MW followed by Geregu NIPP with 131MW.
Other plants were Alaoji plant 108.70MW, Kainji Hydro 50MW, Paras Energy 42.10MW, 91.10MW, and Trans-Amadi 46.50MW.
The Minister of Power, Engr. Abubakar Aliyu had last week attributed the low electricity supply across the country to gas supply challenges.
“We have been assured that the repair work will be concluded this weekend and normalcy will be restored. While pleading with electricity consumers with the current state of supply, we wish to assure the general public that efforts are being made for a sustained improvement of supply across the country”.