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National grid suffers sixth system collapse in 2024


National grid suffers sixth system collapse in 2024

Nigeria experienced another power grid collapse, marking the sixth occurrence in 2024.

The collapse occurred on Monday, with electricity generation plummeting from 2,583.77MW at 2:42 AM to a mere 64.7MW around 3 AM.

With an average electricity generation of 4,000MW, Nigeria serves around 200 million citizens across the nation.

Data from the Independent System Operator, a branch of the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN), revealed that only Ibom Power was operational during the grid collapse on Monday.

Following the collapse, power generation dropped to 44.5MW by 4 AM, before gradually recovering to 132.29MW an hour later.

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The grid collapse was confirmed by Kano Electricity Distribution Company (KEDCO).

The Head, Corporate Affairs, KEDCO, Sani Bala Sani, on Monday, said, “The current outage being experienced within our franchise states is a result of loss of power supply from the national grid.

“The loss of power supply from the national grid occurred in the early hours at about 0242 hours of today, Monday, April 15, 2024, hence the loss of power supply on all our feeders.”

Sani however, said the grid was restored at 9.28am restored for normal power supply to electricity consumers.

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