Nigeria’s electricity grid experiences another collapse

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There has been a reported collapse of the Nigerian electricity grid.

Citing sources at the Transmission Company of Nigeria, Spokenmen reports that the country’s electricity system collapsed on Tuesday 2nd May 2020 afternoon.

This makes it at least the third downtime the grid was experiencing in 2020 following shutdowns in January and April.

In 2019, there were no fewer than 12 recorded short-circuiting of the grid.

TCN is the only part of the energy industry still in the hands of the private sector.

It has since 2017 began an expansion that it said increased its carrying capacity from 5,500 to 8,100mw.

However, the average power distributed in the country hovers between 3,500 and 4,000mw daily.

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