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Nigeria’s electricity grid collapses again

By Kingsley Jeremiah, Abuja
27 September 2022   |   3:11 am
The nation’s electricity grid, operated from Osogbo, has again experienced a system collapse, causing blackouts across the country.

[files] National Grid PHOTO: TCN WEB

The nation’s electricity grid, operated from Osogbo, has again experienced a system collapse, causing blackouts across the country.

The grid, which is managed by the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN), collapsed around 10:51 a.m. yesterday.

TCN is the only critical aspect of the electricity market in the country still being managed by the government.

Fast becoming normal, electricity distribution companies (DisCos) across the country have already issued notice to consumers, blaming the blackout on the latest breakdown.

Most of the DisCos said reasons for the collapse are yet to be ascertained while TCN did not provide an immediate response on the cause of the failure and restoration plan.

Enugu Electricity Distribution Company Plc (EEDC), in a statement by Head of Corporate Communications, Emeka Ezeh, said: “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 the Imo States.

“We are on standby, awaiting detailed information of the collapse and restoration of supply from the National Control Centre (NCC), Osogbo.”