Blackout as another power system collapse occurs

Solomon Ezeme

Nigeria has recorded yet another power system grid collapse for the second time in less than a month. The new development may have led to electricity blackouts in parts of the country. Eko Electricity Distribution Company, Ikeja Electric and Kaduna Electricity Distribution Company confirmed this in separate statement released on Monday.

Recall that the country witnessed a grid collapse on July 28, 2021, which according to Transmission Company of Nigeria( TCN), was as a result of loss of 611 megawatts at two major power stations.

Eko Electricity Distribution Company, in a message to its customers on its Facebook page, said, “We regret to inform you of a system collapse on the national grid that’s causing outages across our network.
“We are working with our TCN partners to restore supply as soon as possible. Please bear with us.

Ikeja Electric Plc also confirming the situation said, “The current power outage is due to a nationwide system collapse that occurred at about 13:06hrs.

IE however promised that power supply will be restored gradually to various parts of the network as soon as the Grid is stabilized.

Kaduna Electric also confirmed the incident stating that it recorded power outage in its franchise states due to a system collapse from the national grid. It promised that supply will be restored as soon as the grid is back up.