JUST IN: Again, Nigerians thrown into darkness as National grid collapses


For the second time in a week, the National Grid has failed.


The nation’s national grid, which once provided power to the entire country but has since failed, is managed by the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN).

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As of 12:00 noon today, only Delta Power’s 41.00MW plant was operational on the National Grid, while Afam had 1.7MW. Power generation had peaked at 3,594.60 megawatts (MW) as of 1:00 a.m. on Tuesday, just 5 days after the previous collapse.

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FTN reports that the system collapsed last Thursday, and the Minister of Power, Adebayo Adelabu, blamed it on a fire breakout.



The cause of today’s collapse, however, has yet to be revealed. As of the time of publishing this report, power generation has plummeted from a peak of 3,594.60 MW to a meager 42.7 MW.


More details to follow…



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