Blackout As DisCos Report Another National Grid Collapse

Electricity distribution companies in Nigeria on Monday reported loss of power supply to their customers as a result of a fresh collapse of the national grid. 

The grid was said to have experienced a fresh shutdown, slashing power generation to 64.70 megawatts as of 2:42 am on Monday, as confirmed by officials of some of the DisCos.

In a statement, Jos DisCo confirmed the development as signed by the company’s head of Corporate Affairs,  Friday Adakole Elijah: 

“The current outage being experienced within our franchise States is a result of loss of power supply from the national grid. The loss of power supply from the national grid occurred in the early hours at about 0242 hours today, Monday, 15th April 2024, hence the loss of power supply on all our feeders.”

Elijah expressed hope that the grid will be restored for normal power supply to its esteemed customers

Meanwhile, the Enugu Electricity Distribution Company (EEDC), also confirmed the collapse in a statement titled “NOTICE OF TOTAL SYSTEM COLLAPSE”.

“The Enugu Electricity Distribution Company PLC (EEDC) wishes to inform her esteemed customers of a total system collapse which occurred at 2:41 am today, 15th April 2024.

“This resulted in the loss of supply to all our interface TCN stations. Consequently, we were unable to provide service to our customers in Abia, Anambra,  Ebonyi,  Enugu, and Imo States.

“However, the situation is gradually being resolved as we received the supply at Awada TCN station, Onitsha, at 7:30 am.

“We are in constant communication with the relevant authorities awaiting the full restoration of supply by the National Control Centre, NCC, Oshogbo. Thank you for your usual understanding and cooperation,”

RovingNaija News reports that the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) is yet to confirm the collapse as of press time.

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Rita Elenwo

Rita Aletor- Elenwo, is a professional journalist with experience in broadcast, print and online reporting. A proud citizen of Edo state, Nigeria (Esan South East Local Government) Rita had her first degree in philosophy from Ebonyi State University (2008), PGD, in Communication from the University of Port Harcourt (2020), and currently in pursuit of an MSC degree in communication. Rita (nee Aletor-) is happily married with lovely children.

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