Nationwide Blackout Hits Homes, Businesses As Electricty Grid Collapses Again

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Electricity distribution companies have confirmed a fresh breakdown of the national grid following extended hours of power outage experienced in many parts of the country.

On Wednesday, the distribution companies took to social media to release updates to their customers.

Eko Electricity Distribution Company said “Dear valued customer, we regret to inform you of a system collapse on the National Grid that’s causing outages across our network. We are working with our TCN partners to restore supply as soon as possible.”

 

Ikeja Electric also updated on Facebook, saying: “Dear Esteemed Customer, the current power outage is due to a nationwide system collapse that occurred at about 12:26hrs. Power supply will be restored gradually to various parts of the network as soon as the Grid is stabilized. Kindly bear with us.”

 

The electricity distribution company in Kaduna also made updates as to the power supply situation, apologising to customers for the inconvenience.

 

The Nigerian Electricity System Operator, responsible for conducting system studies, fault analysis, load flow analysis and planning of the power system in real time, provides no data on the power generated by the grid across the country for Wednesday. Its last update for operational data is for July 27, offering no insight as to what may have caused the outage.

 

When the national grid last collapsed in May, the Transmission Company of Nigeria blamed it on a voltage collapse from its Shiroro Power Generating Station, promising to investigate and fix the problem.

 

Attempts to reach the Transmission Company of Nigeria proved abortive at the time of filing this report.

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