Nigeria Hit by Third Electricity Grid Collapse in 2024

Emmanuel Addeh in Abuja 

The national electricity grid has collapsed for the third time in 2024, again throwing the nation into total blackout.

It was learnt that the grid collapsed around 2:42 am on Monday, with generation dropping to 64.70mw.

After the grid collapsed, Ibom Power was the only plant online, according to available data.

Already, Jos Disco has apologised to its customers, blaming the grid collapse for the outage.

“The current outage being experienced within our franchise states is a result of loss of power supply from the national grid. 

“The loss of power supply from the national grid occurred in the early hours at about 02.42 hours today, Monday, April 15, 2024, hence the loss of power supply on all our feeders,” the company’s head of Corporate Affairs, Dr Friday Adakole, said.

By 12 noon, the total generation by the active plants, had however risen to over 700mw, meaning that the problem was being gradually fixed.

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