National Grid Crashes To 1.60 Megawatts In 6-Hour

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Nigeria’s electricity grid collapsed barely six hours after throwing the country into darkness, at about 6:41am today.

While the system, managed by Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) initially collapsed at 12:40am midnight and was in the process of restoration, the grid operated from Osogbo in Osun State went down again at 6:41am, crashing to 1.60 megawatts.

The grid, which was restored to about 273 megawatts at about 4am went up to 598:50 megawatts before crashing to 1.60mw as of 7am.

A source from Enugu Electricity Distribution Company PLC (EEDC) confirmed the double collapse.

The development, according to the company, resulted to the loss of supply currently being experienced across South East.

“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.

Head, Corporate Communications, EEDC, Emeka Ezeh noted.

Yola DisCos, which powers the Northeast equally confirmed the development stating that their feeders are out of supply.

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