Nationwide blackout as Nigeria’s electricity grid collapses again




After the national grid system, which is run by the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) out of Osogbo in Osun State, crashed, Nigeria was once more plunged into darkness.

According to a check by a news source in the early hours of today, only 273 megawatts of power were produced on the grid, by just two of the more than 27 electricity producing facilities.

It was only a week ago that TCN celebrated the shaky 400 days of grid stability by rolling out the drum.

Many Distribution Companies informed bees source that the grid fell down at 00:41 AM and that the majority of their feeders are not working.

On the grid as of 4:00 a.m. on Thursday were five producing units. Ibom Power had 32.90MW, Afam VI had 0.70MW, Dadinkowa was producing 0.00MW, Jebba had 240MW, and Olorunsogo had no generation at all but was connected to the grid.

The entire power available on the grid at 1 AM was 35 MW, suggesting that the nation had completely collapsed.

At around 3 AM, the grid reached 193 MW before increasing to 273 MW when this report was sent.



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