Nigeria’s power grid records first total collapse in four months

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The nation’s power grid has suffered a total collapse this month, for the first time since February.

Data obtained from the Federal Ministry of Power, Works and Housing on Friday showed that the grid collapsed on June 8, bringing the number of total collapses recorded so far this year to seven.

Following the collapse of the grid, total electricity generation plunged to 2,202.40MW as of 6am on June 9, down from 3,669.20MW on June 8.

Fifteen out of the nation’s 27 power plants were not generating any megawatts as of 6am on June 9, as the collapse led to the shutdown of five additional plants, including Egbin in Lagos.

Source: The Punch 


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