National electricity grid collapses in Nigeria again

* As electricity consumers struggle with irregular power supply

Web Editor | ConsumerConnect

For the umpteen time, the national electricity grid being operated from Osogbo, in Osun State of Nigeria, again has collapsed, leaving the most parts of the country in darkness.

The power infrastructure managed by the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN), sources at the company confirmed the development to The Guardian as some distribution companies already notified consumers of total blackout Tuesday, June 2.

It is recalled that the national electricity grid collapsed in May 2020 due to industrial unrest, after it had earlier collapsed in April thereby heightening poor power supply to consumers.

Report said though the TCN was yet to clarify the reason for the latest collapse in Osogbo, the Osun State capital, the grid recorded over 11 cases of system collapse in 2019.

The Association of Nigerian Electricity Distributors (ANED), the umbrella body of the distribution companies in 2019 also denounced the repeated system collapse.

ANED pointed out that TCN’s analogue system caused over 100 cases of electricity grid collapse since the privatisation of the power sector in 2013.

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