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Power Grid Collapses For The Fourth Time In 2024

Nigeria’s Power grid has collapsed for the fourth time in 2024, with the country currently generating 0.80 Megawatt of electricity, 

The website of Independent System Operator, an autonomous arm of the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) indicated that power plants contribution to the grid began to decline around 2pm to 2,797.16MW from the average 3,417.99MW around 1pm.

The electricity contribution further declined to 1,020.08 around 3pm before dramatically falling to 0.80 by 4pm, with the Trans- Amadi plant generating 0.80.

Confirming the collapse, the Enugu Electricity Distribution Company PLC (EEDC) saod the incident occurred around 3:09pm.

A public announcement signed by its head of Corporate Affairs, Emeka Ezeh, noted that the situation led to loss of power supply.

“This is to inform our esteemed customers of a general system collapse which occurred at 15:09 hours today, 6th July, 2024. This has resulted in the loss of supply currently being experienced across the network.”

“Due to this development, all our interface TCN stations are out of supply, and we are unable to provide services to our customers in Abia, Anambra, Ebonyi, Enugu, and Imo States.

“We are on standby awaiting detailed information of the collapse and restoration of supply from the National Control Centre (NCC), Osogbo.”

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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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