Nigeria’s strength grid collapses 100 times

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Thursday, July 11,2019
NIGERIA’s power grid has collapsed a hundred instances in the closing six years, a development which has resulted in whole national blackout, it was gathered

The duration covers between 2013 and 2019, marking a six-year period.

Also, the nation’s grid collapsed 9 times, with the ultimate one on June 30, 2019.

Distribution organizations (DisCos) and the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) engaged in blame game over the issue.

Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company(IBEDC) spokesman, Mrs Angela Adegunle, who spoke with The Nation, stated the recent cave in of the grid, was once also devastating, as socio-economic activities had been paralysed nationwide.

She stated the firm lost a complete of 643 megawatts (Mw) of electricity all through the time of the grid collapse.

According to her, IBEDC misplaced 382.75Mw and 260.93 Mw respectively in June 30th and July 1, 2019 to the grid collapse.

The issue, Adekunle said, affected the company’s franchise areas, as they were thrown into darkness.

The areas, she said, encompass Oyo, Osun, Ogun, Kogi and some components of Kwara states.

Adekunle said alternatively than the DisCos, the TCN have to be blamed for the give way of the national grid.

She advised the TCN to carry out its supervisory roles diligently to eschew future occurence.

“Incidence of grid cave in would proceed as lengthy as the TCN fails to raise out its Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) well,” she said.

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