June 21, 2024

Nigeria suffers first electricity grid system collapse under President Tinubu, as supply  drops to 0MW

Oredola Adeola


Nigeria has experienced its first electricity grid system collapse under the administration of President Bola Tinubu, as the power supply from the network of the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) dropped to 0 MegaWatts of electricity as of 7 am on Thursday, September 14, 2023.



As of 7 a.m. on Thursday morning, the TCN failed to transmit power to the eleven (11) electricity distribution companies (DISCOs) as grid dropped from 4,355.2 MW on Wednesday, September 13, 2023, to 0MW on Thursday, September 2023.
According to a source who works with the TCN, the grid actually collapsed two times in the six hours. The first occurred at 12:40am today and the second, which is a total collapse occurred around 6 am both on Thursday, September 14, 2023.
This is the first time since September 25, 2022, when power generation on the system crashed from over 3,700MW to as low as 38MW.

The data showed that   Ibadan DisCo, (oMW)  Benin(0), Abuja DisCos(0MW), Ikeja DisCo(0MW), EKO DisCo (0MW), Jos DisCo (0MW), Enugu DisCo (0MW), Kano DisCo (0MW), Port Harcourt DisCo (0MW) and Yola DisCo (0MW).



All of the electricity generating plants in Nigeria have dropped to OMW, including Afam VI (gas/steam), Dadinkowa G.S (hydro), Delta (gas), Geregu (gas), Geregu NIPP (gas), Ibom Power (gas), Jebba (hydro), Okpai (gas/steam), and Olorunsogo (gas).



The cause of the power outage is unknown at this time of filling this report.