Breaking: Nationwide Blackout Imminent As National Grid Collapses Again
Another national grid collapse has plunged the country into a nationwide blackout on Tuesday morning. According to Emeka Ezeh, Head of Corporate Communications, Enugu Electricity Distribution Company (EEDC), supply to its network was lost at around 11:31 a.m. on Tuesday.
The confirmation by the EEDC suggests that the power grid has suffered another total collapse, despite the fact that the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) has not confirmed the incident.
A grid collapse occurs when the national power transmission system fails, leading to a massive power outage across the country.
On Tuesday, there were reports of a power outage in parts of the Federal Capital Territory, including Apo, Area 1, Garki, Asokoro, Jabi, and Maitama. While the Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC) blamed the incident on a fault on its feeder, the development raises concerns about the stability of the country’s power supply.
Electricity supply in Nigeria has been plagued by challenges such as transmission and distribution network issues, gas pipeline vandalism, and inadequate power generation.