Power grid suffers total collapse, TCN may expel Discos

Power grid suffers total collapse, TCN may expel Discos

The nation’s power grid recorded its eighth total collapse this year on Sunday, plunging consumers across the country into blackout for some hours.
The government-owned Transmission Company of Nigeria, which manages the grid, blamed electricity distribution companies for the system failure, which it said occurred at 9.10 am.
Total generation stood at 3,825 megawatts as of 6.00 am on Sunday, compared to 3,260.9MW on Saturday, the data obtained from the Nigeria Electricity System Operator, an arm of the TCN, showed.
The grid suffered four total collapses in January and one each in February, April and May, according to the system operator.
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