Grid Collapse Triggers Nationwide Blackout

Electricity distribution companies have confirmed the collapse of the national grid which plunged parts of the country into total blackout for hours on Sunday.

Eko Electricity Distribution Company (EKEDC) tweeted: “Dear customer, the outage you’re experiencing is due to a system collapse on the National Grid. We are working with our TCN partners to restore supply as soon as possible. Please bear with us.”

Kaduna Electric also tweeted: “We regret to inform you that the loss of power supply in our franchise – Kaduna, Sokoto, Kebbi and Zamfara states – is as a result of the collapse of the national grid. The collapse occurred at about 11:26 am this morning.

“Supply shall be restored as soon as the grid is back up. We regret all inconveniences.”

The grid, which is being managed by government-owned Transmission Company of Nigeria, has continued to suffer system collapse over the years amid a lack of spinning reserve that is meant to forestall such occurrences.

Meanwhile, the EKEDC reported on November 13 the partial collapse on the national grid.

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