Nigeria witnessed another collapse of its national grid on Monday afternoon, leading to a crash in power generation from 4,032.8 megawatts to 43.5MW.
The supply collapsed from 4,032.8 megawatts around 1pm to 43.5MW at about 2pm the same day.
Power generation figures obtained from the Transmission Company of Nigeria showed that electricity on the system moved up to 115.4MW around 3pm, before rising further to 240.9MW at about 4pm on Monday.
Punch reported that the supply climbed to 544.9MW at 5 pm and continued the upward trend, as TCN strived to restore the national grid on Monday afternoon till in the evening.
Commenting on the development, the spokesperson of the transmission company, Ndidi Mbah, confirmed the collapse of the grid but was quick to state that the system was restored by TCN engineers.
“The grid experienced a collapse today (Monday). Presently, it (supply) has been restored except for the Jos axis, which will soon have supply within the hour. The collapse happened by 1.49 pm this afternoon. It is now fully restored by 6.51 pm,” she stated.
Nigeria’s power grid witnessed a series of collapses in September this year, as power consumers lambasted the managers of the system for the incessant crash of the grid.
On September 20, 2023, Nigeria witnessed another round of widespread blackouts across the country the preceding day as the national power grid collapsed again, making it the third grid collapse in about five days at that time.