Nationwide Outage As Nationwide Grid Collapses Once more After Loss Of 1,100MW
Nigeria has been plunged into darkness following the collapse of the nationwide electrical energy grid on Monday, March 14.
The nationwide electrical energy grid crashed to zero following its lack of 1,100 megawatts (MW) from a 3,700MW peak technology earlier.
Each day Belief reported that as at 1pm on Monday March 14, the system was but to select up load as simply three Technology Firms (GenCos) had been attempting to restart however but to generate any vitality.
In line with the grid operation development, of the lively 25 GenCos on the grid, 19 of them had been producing energy as of 6am when the grid had 3,867.60MW however that started to cut back steadily till it dropped to 2,761.20MW by 10am after six GenCos went down, leaving simply 13 GenCos.
At the least 1,100MW was misplaced from the 3867MW peak technology when the 5 GenCos shut down. The affected crops embrace Azura-Edo IPP (Fuel) which was producing 447MW earlier. Shiroro hydropower which had 300MW earlier went off; Trans-Amadi (Fuel) misplaced 92MW; Alaoji NIPP (Fuel) misplaced 75MW; Ihovbor NIPP (Fuel) additionally misplaced 101MW.
Some Electrical energy distribution firms (DisCos) within the nation have additionally confirmed that the current collapse of the grid which occurred by 10:40am, disrupted energy provide inside their networks.
Eko Electrical energy Distribution Firm Restricted (EKEDC) apologised to prospects and promised to maintain them up to date on the state of affairs.
“Pricey esteemed buyer, we remorse to tell you of a complete system collapse on the nationwide grid at 10:40 am immediately, resulting in outages throughout our community.
“We’re intently monitoring the state of affairs with our TCN companions to find out the trigger and a timeline for decision.”
Enugu Electrical energy Distribution Plc additionally disclosed that its prospects in 5 states haven’t any energy provide.
The DisCo Tweeted;
“The Enugu Electrical energy Distribution PLC (EEDC) needs to tell her esteemed prospects within the South East of a common system collapse which occurred this morning, Monday, 14th March, 2022 at 10:40 am.
“That is the explanation for the lack of provide at the moment being skilled throughout the community.
“Consequently, all our outgoing feeders are out and provide to our prospects in Abia, Anambra, Ebonyi, Enugu, and Imo States are affected by this growth.
“We’re on standby and awaiting sign from the Nationwide Management Centre (NCC) for restoration of provide.”
Kaduna Electrical additionally confirmed the nationwide grid collapse by way of its Twitter deal with. The corporate tweeted;
“We remorse to tell you that the facility outage being skilled in our franchise states is sue to system collapse of the nationwide grid