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Total Blackout across Nigeria as National Grid Collapses again

Nigeria’s National grid has collapsed for the sixth time this year. The development is coming a few weeks after a similar collapse occurred on June 12.

This also happened just 20 days after the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) activated a partial contract order for the Nigerian electricity market to guarantee 5,000MW and at least 4,000MW.

The grid went blank for the fifth time in 2022 at about 12 noon on Wednesday.

The report showed that only the Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC) is the only distribution company that recorded 40Mw while others are recording 0Mw.

The Eko Electricity Distribution Company on Wednesday on its Twitter page announced the collapse of the grid which occurred at about 11:27 am.

“Dear Customers, we regret to inform you of a system collapse on the National grid at precisely 11:27 am today, Wednesday, July 20th.

“We are in talks with the Transmission Company of Nigeria to ascertain the cause of the collapse and a possible restoration timeline.

“We will keep you updated on the situation,” the power company announced.

The current collapse brings the total to six times this year.


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