Power outage in Nigeria as national electricity grid collapses

TCN General Manager (Public Affairs), Ndidi Mbah, however said efforts are being made to restore electricity on the grid.

According to her, “The Transmission Company of Nigeria hereby states that at about 11.01 am today, 12th of May, 2021, there was a total system collapse of the grid, as a result of voltage collapse at some parts of the grid.

“TCN commenced grid recovery immediately after the collapse, from Shiroro Generating Station to Katampe TS, Abuja through the Shiroro – Katampe line at 11:29 am, and also through Delta Generating Station to Benin Transmission Substation and has reached Osogbo and parts of Lagos.

“While the grid restoration and power restoration gradually progress to other parts of the country, the cause of voltage collapse that precipitated this failure is equally being investigated.”

Mbah therefore appealed to consumers to be patient as TCN continued working towards full restoration of the grid and power supply to the remaining parts of the country.

Recall that the nation’s electricity grid suffered a system collapse a week after an approval of about N6.2 billion for six projects in the power sector.

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