For the second time in two days, the National power grid has collapsed, causing power outages in some parts of the country.
Blackout in Nigeria’s cities as national grid collapses
What caused the crash?
The grid operation trend shows that the national grid collapsed after it lost 1,100 megawatts of the 3,700mw peak generation. The affected power plants are Azura-Edo IPP (Gas), Shiroro hydropower, Trans-Amadi (Gas), Alaoji NIPP (Gas) and NIPP (Gas).
Nigeria’s power grid failure has become a worrisome concern for citizens of the country at a time when the price of aviation fuel is skyrocketing, fuel scarcity is reappearing, low power supply, etc. Between 2010 and 2019, Nigeria’s power grid has collapsed 206 times.
The collapse has hit Nigerian businesses the hardest, with the cost of running a business increasing with the rise in challenges.
What they are saying
Micheal Faloseyi, assistant general manager, public affairs, NERC, has assured Nigerians that the power plant would be running in no time.
Meanwhile, the minister of power, Abubakar Aliyu, held an emergency meeting with stakeholders in the power sectors to determine a solution for the electricity situation in the country.