NIGERIA– POWER GRID COLLAPS: THE POWER OUTAGES CONTINUES, AS THE POWER GRID IS COLLAPSING AGAIN
More challenges appear to be facing Nigerians, as the power sector has seen yet another breakdown of the electricity system, forcing homes, manufacturers and others into complete darkness. The development comes barely 24 hours after a total system meltdown that caused the collapse of Egbin’s 600 MW thermal power plant in Lagos.
Vanguard compiled that the accident occurred at 5:10 p.m., Tuesday, March 15, 2022, and threw the entire nation into complete darkness. Although some countries have yet to recover from yesterday’s accident. However, while emphasizing the development, Mr. Emeka Ezeh, Head of Corporate Communications, Enugu Electricity Distribution Company (EEDC), stated that EEDC would like to inform our valued customers of yet another system breakdown that occurred at 5:10 PM. Tonight, Tuesday 15 March 2022.
This comes just 24 hours after the national grid collapsed in the early hours of Monday, March 14 at about 10:45 a.m. ‘As a result of this unfortunate development, all of our outgoing feeders have been affected and supplied to our customers in Abia, Anambra, Ebonyi, Enugu and Imo states are down.’
‘We are now on standby, awaiting further guidance from the National Control Center (NCC) to restore supply,’ he said. EKEDC also confirmed the partial breakdown of the grid in a public notice. Disco said the network crash occurred at 5.10pm on Tuesday. They said the meltdown disrupted power supplies within their networks with their customers experiencing power outages. ‘Dear valued customers, we would like to inform you of another system crash on the national network that happened at 5:10 PM today.’ Currently, the authorities are monitoring the situation and will continue to provide updates. ‘Once again we apologize for the inconvenience,’ Eko DisCo said in a statement.