Nationwide blackout looms as grid system collapses

Posted by FN Editor | 4 years ago | 1,163 times

Nigeria’s national grid system again recorded another major collapse, thereby throwing several parts of the country into total darkness.

On January 16, 2020, the national electricity grid collapsed twice in less than two hours. The system, which collapsed around 12:37 on Thursday, resulting in power outage in parts of the country, went down again around 2:15 pm.

Confirming the latest development, General Manager, Public Affairs, Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN), Mrs. Ndidi  Mbah, explained that the blackout was as a result of loss of supply on the national grid, adding that the National Control Centre(NCC) commenced immediate restoration which has been completed nationwide, except for on the Eastern axis which is still ongoing and would be completed shortly.

When contacted, a power expert and partner at Bloomfield Law Practice, Dr. Ayodele Oni, explained that loss of supply on the grid would only affect some parts of the country in the process of power evacuation from point A to B while system collapse would involve the entire loss of power across the country.

He noted that since the latest incident which TCN alluded to was nationwide loss of supply on the national grid, it could as well mean that it was a system collapse.



Source: TheSUn

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