Blackout looms as national grid collapses thrice in three hours

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The Nigerian Electricity Supply Industry national grid collapsed to zero megawatts in less than three hours on Wednesday.

The national grid, which crashed to zero megawatts at 11:28 am and 12:00 pm was immediately restored negligibly to 4Mw with only Omoku and Shiroro producing 3mw and 1mw respectively.

At 12:48 pm, the grid rose to 40mw, which the Nigerian Electricity System Operator of the Transmission Company of Nigeria sent to only the Abuja Electricity Distribution Company.

This left the other DisCos with zero allocation.

By 14:59pm, the grid again collapsed to 0Mw.

The TCN was silent on the situation as it never bothered to issue a statement on the cause, effect and solution.

Similarly, Kano Electricity Distribution Company yesterday informed its customers on the situation.

In a message titled: “Power failure due to grid collapse,” it noted that the collapse caused outage nationwide.

According to the KEDC, the TCN experts were working to restore the power supply.

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