Eko, Kaduna Discos Confirm National Grid Collapse

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Eko, Kaduna Discos Confirm National Grid Collapse

Two of Nigeria’s electricity distribution companies, Eko Electricity Distribution Company and and Kaduna Electric have confirmed the collapse of the national grid, plunging the national into more devastating blackout.

The collapse, according to reports, occurred around 11.00 am on Wednesday.

Kaduna Electric, in a tweet on Wednesday, said: “We regret to inform you that the power outage currently being experienced across our franchise – Kaduna, Sokoto, Kebbi and Zamfara States – is as a result of the collapse of the national grid.”

In a similar move, the Eko Electricity Distribution Company Plc, in a text message to its customers, said: “Dear customer, there is a partial system collapse on the national grid. Our TCN partners are working to restore supply immediately. Please bear with us.”

The nation has been witnessing increasing collapse of the national grid, managed by government-owned Transmission Company of Nigeria, over the years amid a lack of spinning reserve that is meant to forestall such occurrences.

 

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