Nationwide Blackout As National Electricity Grid Collapses For The Sixth Time In 2024

Adoga Stephen By Adoga Stephen - Editor-In-Chief
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Nigeria experienced another collapse of its electricity grid around 2:42 a.m. on Monday.

The generation dropped to 64.70 megawatts, with only Ibom Power still operational, according to data from the Independent System Operator (ISO), a branch of the Transmission Company of Nigeria.

This incident is the sixth grid collapse in 2024. By 8 a.m. on Monday, the ISO data showed that the grid was producing 266.50 megawatts from Okpai, Geregu, and Ibom power plants.

Jos DisCo, confirming the collapse, stated, “The current outage being experienced within our franchise states is a result of the loss of power supply from the national grid.

“This loss occurred in the early hours of Monday, leading to power disruptions across their feeder networks.”

Dr. Friday Adakole Elijah, who is the head of Corporate Affairs at Jos DisCo, is hopeful about fixing the grid so that customers can have consistent access to electricity.

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By Adoga Stephen Editor-In-Chief
Stephen studied Mass Communication at the Lagos State Polytechnic, Ikorodu (now Lagos State University of Science and Technology), where he acquired requisite training for the practice of journalism. He loves the media, and his interest mostly lies in print medium, where his creative writing skill makes him a perfect fit.