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Blackout As National Grid Collapses Again

 

Nationwide Blackout In Nigeria As Electricity Workers Go On Strike
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The National Electricity power grid collapsed for the eight time in 2022 on Monday morning.

Reports reaching Naija News at the moment confirmed that the grid crashed to zero megawatts today after a fault, throwing the entire country into blackout.

It was reported by the Enugu Electricity Distribution Company that the grid went down at about 10:51 am earlier today 26th September 2022.

Another distribution company, Abuja Electricity Distribution Plc, which covers Federal Capital Territory, Niger, Kogi and Nasarawa States lamented power disruption due to collapse of national grid.

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“Please be informed that the current power outage is due to a system failure from the national grid. The system collapsed at about 10:55am today, 26th September 2022, causing the outrage current being experienced.

“We appeal for your understanding as all stakeholders are working hard to restore normal supply,” said Abuja Electricity Distribution Plc.

Kaduna Electric said its franchise states will experience power outage due to grid collapse.

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Kaduna Electric’s franchise covers States of Kaduna, Sokoto, Kebbi and Zamfara.

We regret to inform you that the power outage being experienced in our franchise states is due to system collapse of the National Grid.

“The collapse occurred at about 11.07am this morning hence the loss of supply on all our outgoing feeders.”

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Due to the development, Nigerians will again suffer major blackouts across states as usual until the grid is fixed.

Naija News recalls that the power grid had collapsed once in July, twice in March and twice again in April this year.

The power generation on the system had continued to develop faults due to various concerns such as gas constraints, water management challenges, and gas pipeline vandalism, among others.

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In the first quarter of the year, it was reported that the quantum of electricity on the grid crashed from over 3,000MW.

Precisely on April 8, 2022, it dropped to as low as 10MW around 21.00 hours, Naija News understands.