Blackout looms as Nigeria’s electricity grid collapses nationwide


Nationwide blackout is looming after the national grid system, operated by the Transmission Company of Nigeria from Osogbo in Osun State collapsed in the early hours of Thursday.

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According to a report, the grid plummeted to a meagre 273 megawatts of electricity coming from two out of the over 27 electricity generations.

This comes barely a week after the TCN rolled out the drum to celebrate a questionable 400 days of grid stability.

A number of distribution companies confirmed that the grid went down at 00:41am, disclosing that most of their feeders were out.

As of 4:00 a.m. on Thursday, five generating plants were on the grid.

Afam VI had 0.70MW, Dadinkowa was generating 0.00MW, Ibom Power had 32.90MW, Jebba had 240MW and Olorunsogo was on the grid with zero generation.

At about 1am, the total power on the grid was 35MW, indicating that the country experienced a total collapse.