National grid collapse for the eighth time in 2022

The National Grid has reportedly collapsed on Monday.

The Enugu Electricity Distribution Company PLC (EEDC), which has further confirmed that the South-East region has been hit by the present blackout as a result of system collapse.

This information was provided by the electricity distribution business in a statement released on Monday in Enugu and signed by Mr. Emeka Ezeh, the department’s head of corporate communications.

According to the statement, the collapse happened on September 26 at 10:51 am.

“This has resulted in the loss of supply currently being experienced across the network.”

“Due to this development, all our interface TCN stations are out of supply, and we are unable to provide service to our customers in Abia, Anambra, Ebonyi, Enugu and Imo States.”

“We are on standby awaiting detailed information of the collapse and restoration of supply from the National Control Centre (NCC), Osogbo.”

Likewise, on Monday, Ibrahim Sani Shawai, the company’s Deputy General Manager for Corporate Communications, reported the system failure in a statement on behalf of Kano Electricity Distribution Company (KEDCO).

“This is to inform our numerous customers that the current power outage being experienced is due to a system collapse at the national grid supplying power to KEDCO and other DisCos.

“Though the cause of the collapse as well as the possible restoration timeline is yet to be ascertained, efforts are ongoing to do the needful.

“We will keep you updated on the situation while we apologise for any inconveniences this outage may have caused,” the statement said.

Additionally, Benin Electricity Distribution Company stated that Delta, Ekiti, Ondo, and Edo have experienced blackouts as a result of the system breakdown in a statement headlined “Notice Of System Collapse.”

The statement said, “The Management of BEDC Electricity Plc (BEDC) regrets to notify its customers within its franchise states of Delta, Edo, Ekiti and Ondo of a system collapse which occurred today, 26th September 2022 at 10:51hrs.

“As a result of this development, all our feeders are out of supply and this has caused disruption of power supply to our esteemed customers across these coverage areas.

“We plead for your kind understanding over the situation and assure that supply will be normalized in due course immediately the system is restored.”

The National Grid alone has collapsed eight time in 2022.

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