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Nigeria’s Power Grid Collapses



Nigeria’s electricity grid on Thursday morning collapsed, throwing the country in total darkness.

According to report, there was massive loss of supply to power distributors nationwide when the grid collapsed around 12:40 a.m. on September 14, 2023.

Multiple sources in the power sector, as well as electricity distribution companies, confirmed the development to our correspondent on Thursday morning.

The Enugu Electricity Distribution Company Plc issued a notice titled, ‘Notice of Total System Collapse’ on Thursday.

In the notice, it said, “The EEDC wishes to inform her esteemed customers of a total system collapse which occurred at 12:40 am today, September 14, 2023.

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“This has resulted in the loss of supply currently being experienced across the network. Due to this development, all our interface TCN (Transmission Company of Nigeria) 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, Osogbo.”

The notice was signed by the Head, of Corporate Communications, EEDC, Emeka Ezeh.

The TCN, which manages Nigeria’s grid, has yet to make any statement about the development.

About a week ago, the transmission firm celebrated what it described as 400 days of power grid stability in Nigeria, as it claimed that the grid witnessed no collapse all through the 400 days.

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