Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Nigeria thrown into darkness as power grid collapses


Nigeria was thrown into darkness on Thursday afternoon following the collapse of the electrical energy grid managed from Osogbo, Osun State, round 4:32 p.m.

A supply in one of many distribution firms (DisCo) mentioned the feeders for many DisCos nationwide had been out of provide.

The event, the supply added, has left just about all franchise areas for DisCos throughout the 36 states in darkness.

In keeping with the supply, as of 4p.m, the grid output was 2984 megawatts. However by 5 p.m., the 21 vegetation on the grid had zero output.

In February, a grid collapse additionally left the nation in darkness.

A final test with the supply when submitting this report revealed that Azura was the one plant on the grid with an output capability of about 54 megawatts.

Egbin, Afam, Geregu, Ibom Energy, Jebba, Kainji, Odukpani, and Olorunsogo, amongst different vegetation, all had zero output.

In November 2013, the federal authorities privatised all era and 11 distribution firms, with the FG retaining the possession of the transmission firm. This was to enhance effectivity within the sector.

Nonetheless, since privatisation, the grid has collapsed greater than 140 occasions.

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