Northern Nigerian Breaking News

National grid collapses again

Nigeria has witnessed its sixth power grid collapse of 2024, as electricity generation on the system collapsed from 2,583.77MW at 2.42 on Monday to 64.7MW around 3 am.

Nigeria generates an average of 4,000MW of electricity for an estimated 200 million citizens across the country.

Data from the Independent System Operator, an arm of the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) showed that only one electricity generation company, Ibom Power, was active at the time of the grid collapse on Monday morning.

Read Also: ‘How we discovered fraudulent COVID-19 funds, World Bank loan at humanitarian ministry’-EFCC

Power generation on the grid crashed further to 44.5MW around 4 am, before rising to 132.29MW an hour later.

elsamad new

The grid collapse was confirmed by Kano Electricity Distribution Company (KEDCO).

The Head, Corporate Affairs, KEDCO, Sani Bala Sani, on Monday, said, “The current outage being experienced within our franchise states is a result of loss of power supply from the national grid.

Read Also: Corruption allegations against Gbajabiamila baseless- Speaker as CoS calls for social media regulation

“The loss of power supply from the national grid occurred in the early hours at about 0242 hours of today, Monday, April 15, 2024, hence the loss of power supply on all our feeders.”

Sani however, said the grid was restored at 9.28 am restored for normal power supply to electricity consumers.


Comments are closed.