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Electricity DisCos: Blackouts as collapse of national grid drops power generation to 64.70 MW

*The Nigerian electricity Distribution Companies Monday, April 15 report the country’s national grid, again, has experienced a fresh shutdown, slashing power generation to 64.70 Megawatts with a loss of supply the Transmission Company of Nigeria’s stations across the franchisees’ power ecosystem

Isola Moses | ConsumerConnect

Some officials of the Nigerian electricity Distribution Companies (DisCos) Monday, April 15, 2024, reported that the country’s national grid, again, experienced a fresh shutdown, slashing power generation to 64.70 Megawatts (MW) as of 2:42 a.m.

ConsumerConnect learnt the latest data from the Independent System Operator (ISO), the grid shortly after the collapse, was generating a meagre 266.50MW of electricity combined from Okpai, Geregu and Ibom power.

Dr. Friday Adakole Elijah, Head of Corporate Affairs of the DisCo, while afirming the development in a statement Monday, said: “The current outage being experienced within our franchise States is a result of loss of power supply from the national grid.

“The loss of power supply from the national grid occurred in the early hours at about 0242 hours today, Monday, 15th April, 2024, hence the loss of power supply on all our feeders.”

Elijah, however, assured power consumers in the company’s franchise network that the grid would be restored for normal power supply to its esteemed customers.

Likewise, the Enugu Electricity Distribution Company (EEDC), confirmed the collapse of the national grid in a statement titled: “Notice of Total System Collapse” issued Monday.

Emeka Ezeh, Head of Corporate Communications at EEDC, stated: “The Enugu Electricity Distribution Company Plc (EEDC) wishes to inform her esteemed customers of a total system collapse which occurred at 2:41 a.m. today (Monday), 15th April, 2024.

The EEDC Head of Corporate Communications noted: “This resulted in the loss of supply to all our interface TCN stations. Consequently, we were unable to provide service to our customers in Abia, Anambra, Ebonyi, Enugu, and Imo States.

“However, the situation is gradually being resolved as we received the supply at Awada TCN station, Onitsha, at 7:30 a.m.

He said: “We are in constant communication with the relevant authorities awaiting the full restoration of supply by the National Control Centre, NCC, Osogbo. Thank you for your usual understanding and cooperation.”

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