Blackout worsens as national grid collapses again
Nigeria’s electricity grid on Wednesday collapsed again, causing a blackout and affecting businesses and livelihoods across the nation.
In a message to customers, major electricity distribution companies (DisCos) said the national grid collapsed on Wednesday at about 11 am.
This incident is coming 38 days after the national grid suffered a system failure on June 13.
“Dear Customers, we regret to inform you of a system collapse on the National grid at precisely 11:27 am today, Wednesday, July 20th. We are in talks with the Transmission Company of Nigeria to ascertain the cause of the collapse and a possible restoration timeline,” EEDC’s message reads.
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Kaduna Electric Distribution Company Plc, also shared a similar message with customers, assuring customers of “normal power supply as soon as possible”.
Power Failure Due To Grid Collapse. pic.twitter.com/EfCnd52pS2
— Kaduna Electric (@Kadunaelectric) July 20, 2022
The discos did not state the cause of the fresh system collapse.
The national grid has had six collapses in 2022 — with the last occurring in June. It collapsed twice in March and April 2022.
It could be recalled that the grid experienced 206 collapses between 2010 and 2019.