Nigeria National Grid collapses 7th Time in 2022


The Nigeria national grid collapsed for the 7th time this year yesterday as most businesses and homes were left without power supply for several hours.

It was gathered that from findings on National System Operator, NSO data that the grid which collapsed at 10.51am has begun a gradual recovery.

NSO data as at 5pm yesterday showed that eight out of 23 power generation plants had returned to the grid with a combined output of 849MW out of 11,165.4MW capacity.

The electricity distribution companies, DisCos, had earlier in the day notified their customers of disruption in power supply.

In a notice to its customers, the Enugu Electricity Distribution Company PLC, EEDC stated:

“System collapse which occurred at 10:51am today (yesterday), 26th September, 2022. 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 service 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”, the statement by Emeka Ezeh, Head, Corporate Communications, read.

The Transmission Company of Nigeria, TCN, which manages the grid, is yet to state reasons for the latest collapse as at the time of filing this report.