The national grid collapsed on Monday for the seventh time in 2022, leaving major Nigerian cities like Abia and Enugu in the dark.
A national system breakdown was last noted on June 13, 2022.
There were no power producing plants connected to the grid as of Monday (today) at noon, according to data from the National System Operator.
Additional inspections showed that by 10 am, 19 plants were producing a total of 3,302 Megawatts, including 573MW from Shiroro Hydro.
The Enugu Electricity Distribution Company PLC, EEDC, informed its “esteemed customers of a system collapse which occurred at 10:51am today, September 26 2022. 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 service 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,” stated Emeka Ezeh, Head, Corporate Communications.
As of the time this article was filed, the Transmission Company of Nigeria, TCN, which administers the grid, had not yet provided an explanation for the most recent collapse.