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National Grid Collapses Again- DisCos Post 50 Apologies As Bad Service Persists With Nigerians In Darkness

NOTICE OF TOTAL SYSTEM COLLAPSE

The Enugu Electricity Distribution Company PLC (EEDC) wishes to inform her esteemed customers of a total system collapse which occurred at 2:41am today, 15th April, 2024.

This resulted in the loss of supply to all our interface TCN stations. Consequently, we were unable to provide service to our customers in Abia, Anambra, Ebonyi, Enugu, and Imo States.

However, the situation is gradually being resolved as we received supply at Awada TCN station, Onitsha, at 7:30am.

We are in constant communication with the relevant authorities awaiting full restoration of supply by the National Control Centre, NCC, Oshogbo.

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Thank you for your usual understanding and cooperation.

Signed:

EMEKA EZEH
Head, Corporate Communications, EEDC

For the umpteenth time, Nigeria’s power grid experienced another collapse in the early hours of Monday, April 15, 2024, according to data obtained from the Nigerian System Operator’s portal (niggrid.org), between 2:00 am till the time of filing this report.

The grid recorded an unprecedented zero Megawatts (MW) at the time and is currently generating a meagre 52.3MW around 7:10 am the same day, BusinessDay reports.

The consequences of this blackout were felt nationwide, as electricity distribution companies (DisCos) struggled to cope with the sudden and prolonged outage.

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Many parts of the country have been plunged into darkness for over five hours as the grid is yet to come into full recovery.

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This collapse marks the fifth grid disturbance in 2024, adding to challenges that have long plagued Nigeria’s power sector.

In a year already marred by disruptions, this latest incident stands out as the most severe, exacerbating the ongoing struggles consumers and industry stakeholders face.

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Despite the widespread impact of the blackout, neither the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) nor the DisCos have yet to issue an official statement regarding the cause and resolution of the crisis.

As of the time this report was filed, the TCN had not stated to confirm the occurrence, leaving the public and stakeholders in the dark about the source and resolution of the newest crisis

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