FG Explains Collapse Of National Grid, Reveals Those To Blame
The federal government on Saturday said vandals are to be blamed for the latest collapse of the nation’s power grid.
The spokesperson of the Ministry of Power, Isa Sanusi made the submission in a statement while giving an update on Friday’s collapse of the national grid.
According to him, the vandals attacked the transmission tower on the Odukpani-Ikot Ekpene 330kV double circuit transmission line which led to the national loss of power on Friday.
He however further assured that the grid is being restored and normalcy is to be expected very soon.
“Further to our earlier press release, we wish to apprise the general public that the immediate cause of national blackout (system collapse) was an act of vandalism on a transmission tower on the Odukpani-Ikot Ekpene 330kV double circuit transmission line thus resulting in a sudden loss of about 400 MW of generation,” the statement reads.
“This consequently led to a cascade of plants shutdown across the country.
“We wish to notify the public that power on the grid is being restored sequentially by the system operator as other on-grid power plants are being dispatched to cover the lost generation capacity from the Calabar power plant owned by the Niger Delta Power Holding Company Ltd.”
Naija News on Friday reported the collapse of the national grid as confirmed by the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN).
Friday’s collapse is the third one in about one month and the Ministry of Power had promised to investigate the circumstances leading to the frequent collapse.