Again, Power Grid Down, Suffers Fourth Collapse in 2024

Ministers of Power, Adebayo Adelabu

Again, Power Grid Down, Suffers Fourth Collapse in 2024

POLITICS DIGEST- Nigeria’s Power grid has collapsed again, with the country currently generating 0.80 Mega watt of electricity.

A check on the website of Independent System Operator, an autonomous arm of the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) indicated that power plants contribution to the grid began to decline around 2pm to 2,797.16MW from the average 3,417.99MW around 1pm.

The electricity contribution further declined to 1,020.08 around 3pm before dramatically falling to 0.80 by 4:00 PM m, generated by the Trans-Amadi Power plant.

This is the fourth power grid collapse in 2024.

Confirming the collapse, the Enugu Electricity Distribution Company PLC (EEDC) saod the incident occurred around 3:09pm.

A public announcement signed by its head of Corporate Affairs, Emeka Ezeh, noted that the situation led to loss of power supply.

“This is to inform our esteemed customers of a general system collapse which occurred at 15:09 hours today, 6th July, 2024. This has resulted in the loss of supply currently being experienced across the network.”

“Due to this development, all our interface TCN stations are out of supply, and we are unable to provide services to our customers in Abia, Anambra, Ebonyi, Enugu, and Imo States.

“We are on standby awaiting detailed information of the collapse and restoration of supply from the National Control Centre (NCC), Osogbo.”