BREAKING: National grid collapses again

BREAKING: National grid collapses again

Nigeria, on Thursday, suffered another national grid collapse.

The Abuja Electricity Distribution Company confirmed the development to its customers through its social media handles.

The AEDC said the national grid collapsed at about 4:28 pm, plunging the country into darkness.

“Dear valued customers, please be informed that the current power outage is due to a system failure from the national grid. The system collapsed at about 16:28 hours today 28 March 2024, causing the outage currently being experienced across our franchise

area.

We are currently working with our partners as we hope for speedy restoration of the grid. We will keep you updated as soon as the power supply is restored. Kindly bear with us.”

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Recall that on December 12, 2023, it was reported that Nigeria witnessed a system collapse of its national grid, leading to a crash in power generation from 4,032.8MW to 43.5MW the preceding day.

Power generation figures obtained from TCN at the time showed that electricity on the system moved up to 115.4MW around 3 pm on December 11, 2023, before rising further to 240.9MW at about 4 pm.

Nigeria’s national power grid collapsed 46 times from 2017 to 2023, a report by the International Energy Agency said in a report.

According to the report, Nigerians endured more nationwide blackouts in 2023, especially on September 14 when the grid collapsed due to a fire on a major transmission line.

Source: PUNCH NG