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Blackout in Nigeria as Power Grid Collapses Again

Blackout in Nigeria as Power Grid Collapses Again

  • There is a blackout in most Southeast states as the power grid collapsed again.
  • The latest power grid collapse is the fifth in 2022.
  • The situation was  confirmed in separate messages by The Enugu Electricity Distribution Company Plc and Kaduna Electricity Distribution Company.

Blackout worsens as the power grid collapses for the fifth time in 2022. The ugly development is expected to affect southeast states which include; Abia, Anambra, Ebonyi, Enugu, and Imo.

Power grid collapse

It was learned that the incident occurred on Sunday evening leading to the shut down of the outgoing electricity feeders of some power distribution companies. 

This would be the fifth time Nigerians would be experiencing the collapse of the power grid in 2022 as it had earlier collapsed twice in March and twice again in April. 

Confirming the collapse, The Enugu Electricity Distribution Company Plc and Kaduna Electricity Distribution Company have both released messages to that effect. 

In a statement issued by Head, Corporate Communications, EEDC, Mr. Emeka Ezeh, on Sunday in Enugu. He said:

“As a result of this development, all our outgoing feeders are out. This has affected supply to our customers in Abia, Anambra, Ebonyi, Enugu, and Imo States. We are on standby, awaiting further information on the restoration of supply from the National Control Centre (NCC).’’

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Meanwhile, in another statement confirming the incident, Kaduna Disco said:

“Dear esteemed customers, we regret to inform you that the power outage being experienced in our franchise states is due to the system collapse of the national grid. The collapse occurred at about 6:47 pm this evening hence the loss of supply on all our outgoing feeders. The power supply shall be restored as soon as the national grid is powered back. Our sincere apologies for any inconvenience.”

Even with the reported capacity of the country to generate 8,000MW of electricity, the country barely manages to generate a little above 3,000 MW most times and even less than that sometimes.

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