Tuesday, October 3, 2023

Breaking: Blackout As National Grid Collapse Again

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Nigerians are set to stay in darkness again following Tuesday’s reports of the collapse of the national grid, with power output falling from a peak of 3,594.60 megawatts (MW) at midnight to a mere 42.7MW.

Nigeria’s electricity supply, according to the Guardian plummeted to an all time low at the time of filing this report.

As of mid-day today, the only operating power plant on the grid was the Delta Power plant, generating 41.00MW, while Afam contributed a mere 1.7MW.

READ ALSO: BREAKING: Power Restored In Nigeria After Blackout Caused By National Grid Collapse

This occurrence follows closely on the heels of two recent grid collapses in just over a 12-hour period, plunging the nation into complete darkness.

Details later…

In other news, Businesses and homes were again left without power supply for several hours yesterday after the nation’s national grid collapsed twice in less than six hours, dropping power generation by 93.5 per cent to 273MW.

The latest collapse came barely two weeks after the controversial celebration of 400 days of stable or incident-free operations by the Transmission Company of Nigeria, TCN.


In 2022, the grid collapsed seven times, with the Federal Government promising to end constant power grid instability.

READ ALSO: Outrage As National Power Grid Collapses Twice In 6 Hours

Data supplied by the National System Operator, a semi-autonomous unit in the Transmission Company of Nigeria showed that the grid collapsed around 12.35 am yesterday.

After several hours, it collapsed again around 6.40am, leaving the entire country without public power supply.

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