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National Grid Collapses Again, Plunges Nigeria Into Darkness


This has resulted in the loss of supply currently being experienced across the network.

The national grid on Monday collapsed again.

The Enugu Electricity Distribution Company PLC (EEDC) announced system collapse, adding that the blackout being currently experienced has affected the entire South-East region.

The power distribution company disclosed this in a statement issued in Enugu on Monday which was signed by its Head, Corporate Communications, Mr Emeka Ezeh.

The statement said the collapse occurred at 10:51 am Monday, September 26.

“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.”

Similarly, Kano Electricity Distribution Company (KEDCO), on Monday announced the system collapse in a statement signed by Ibrahim Sani Shawai, its Deputy General Manager, Corporate Communications.

“This is to inform our numerous customers that the current power outage being experienced is due to a system collapse at the national grid supplying power to KEDCO and other DisCos.

“Though the cause of the collapse as well as the possible restoration timeline is yet to be ascertained, efforts are ongoing to do the needful.

“We will keep you updated on the situation while we apologise for any inconveniences this outage may have caused,” the statement said.

Also, in a statement titled ‘Notice Of System Collapse’, Benin Electricity Distribution Company, said Delta, Ekiti, Ondo and Edo had experienced blackouts due to the system collapse.

The statement said, “The Management of BEDC Electricity Plc (BEDC) regrets to notify its customers within its franchise states of Delta, Edo, Ekiti and Ondo of a system collapse which occurred today, 26th September 2022 at 10:51hrs.

“As a result of this development, all our feeders are out of supply and this has caused disruption of power supply to our esteemed customers across these coverage areas.

“We plead for your kind understanding over the situation and assure that supply will be normalized in due course immediately the system is restored.”

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