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Blackout as Nigeria national grid collapses



This comes few weeks after the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) celebrated over one year of zero grid collapse.

In a statement released by the Enugu Electricity Distribution Company (EEDC), the grid collapsed around 12:40am causing loss of supply across the network.

“Due to this development, all our interface TCN stations are out of supply, and we are unable to provide service to our customers in Abia, Anambra, Ebonyi, Enugu and Imo States.”

Vanguard reported that the Nigeria’s power supply dropped by 93.5 per cent to 273 megawatts, MW in the early hours of today, from 4,182MW recorded on Monday, this week, following a complete system collapse, due to equipment failure or grid disturbance in the sector.

It was gathered that the Nigeria Electricity System Operator, the semi-autonomous arm of the Transmission Company of Nigeria, TCN, showed that Afam VI, Dadinkowa, Ibom Power, Jebba, Olorunsogo generated 0.70MW, 0.00MW, 32.90MW, 240MW and zero respectively.

At the moment, several households and businesses are generating their independent power at higher costs as a result of the high cost of fuel which is being diesel at over N600 per litre. Also, high cost of fuel which shot up by 169 per cent to over N500 per litre since June 2023, from N186 per litre.



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