The Nigerian electricity grid system has again collapsed as the Transmission Company of Nigeria struggled to transmit 90MegaWatts of electricity as of 1 pm, Monday, September 26, 2022.
This was obtained by EnergyDay from data released by the Nigeria System Operator in its daily operational report for the period under review.
This is the 18th time in 2022, that the grid system will collapse. The most recent was the shutdown of all the transmission network by the National Union of Electricity Employees (NUEE), in August 17, 2022 due to industrial action.
The new development however resulted in outages in Lagos, Abuja, Kaduna and other parts of the country.
As of 1pm on Monday the eleven(11) electricity distribution companies (DISCOs) received about 90MW.
The data showed that at 1pm, only Ibadan DisCo received 20MegaWatts, being the highest load allocation, followed by Benin and Abuja DisCos which received 30MW and 20MW respectively.
The allocation to other DisCos were Ikeja DisCo(0MW), EKO DisCo (0MW), Jos DisCo (0MW), Enugu DisCo (0MW), Kano DisCo (0MW), Port Harcourt DisCo (0MW) and Yola DisCo (0MW).
Cause of the system collapse is still sketchy as at the period of filling this report …..