Nationwide blackout as energy grid collapses, first time in 2024

Nationwide blackout as energy grid collapses, first time in 2024

Nigeria witnessed one other spherical of blackout throughout the nation on Sunday because the nationwide power grid collapsed once more, making it the primary grid collapse in 2024.

On Sunday, at round 11:51 AM, the Transmission Firm of Nigeria (TCN) operated grid went down. Consequently, the system’s capability dropped from 2,407 megawatts to only 31MW by noon and to zero by 1 PM.

Distribution corporations are already alerting clients in regards to the scenario as Kaduna Electrical confirmed that the lack of bulk energy provide left Kaduna, Sokoto, Zamfara, and Kebbi states in darkness.

“Energy provide shall be restored to our clients as quickly as we obtain similar at load centres throughout our franchise. We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience,” Abdulazeez Abdullahi, head of company communication at Kaduna Electrical stated on Sunday.

TCN has not but launched a press release on the reason for the collapse. Nonetheless, it’s possible because of insufficient infrastructure, gas supply issues, and transmission system constraints.

The collapse of the nationwide grid is a big setback for Nigeria’s financial system and growth.

Attributable to energy outages, Nigeria is estimated to lose billions of {dollars} yearly. The outages additionally hurt the standard of lifetime of Nigerians, making it troublesome for folks to work, examine, and run their companies.

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