Nigerians Face Darkness As National Grid Collapses


National Grid

Following reports of the failure of the national grid system used by Nigerians, which is run by the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) from Osogbo in Osun State, the country is expected to remain in the dark.

According to reports, the grid’s output fell to a pitiful 273 megawatts, with just two of the more than 27 power plants contributing to this.

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Several Distribution Companies confirmed that the grid went down at 00:41 AM, disclosing that most of their feeders are 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 1 AM midnight, the total power on the grid was 35MW, indicating that the country experienced a total collapse.

The grid went to 193MW at about 3 AM before climbing to 273MW when this report was filed.

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