National grid collapses again


Nigeria witnessed another collapse of its national grid on Monday, leading to a crash in power generation from 4,032.8 megawatts around 1pm to 43.5MW at about 2pm the same day.

Power generation figures obtained from the Transmission Company of Nigeria showed that electricity on the system moved up to 115.4MW around 3pm, before rising further to 240.9MW at about 4pm on Monday.

Commenting on the development, the spokesperson of the transmission company, Ndidi Mbah, confirmed the collapse of the grid, but was quick to state that the system was restored by TCN engineers.

She said:

“The grid experienced a collapse today (Monday).

Presently, it (supply) has been restored except for the Jos axis, which will soon have supply within the hour.

The collapse happened by 13.49pm this afternoon.

It is now fully restored by 18.51pm.”