Nigeria once again finds itself plunged into darkness as the national grid system, managed by the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) from Osogbo in Osun State, has suffered a critical collapse.
In the early hours of today, The Guardian conducted a thorough examination, revealing that the national grid’s electricity output has plummeted to a mere 273 megawatts. This paltry supply originates from just two of the more than 27 electricity generation sources in the country.
This comes barely a week after TCN, rolled out the drum to celebrate a questionable 400 days of grid stability.
A number of Distribution Companies confirmed to The Guardian that the grid went down at 00:41 AM, disclosing that most of their feeders are out.
As of 4:00 a.m. on Thursday, five generating plants were on the grid. Afam VI had 0.70MW, Dadinkowa was generating 0.00MW, Ibom Power had 32.90MW, Jebba had 240MW and Olorunsogo was on the grid with zero generation.
At about 1AM midnight, the total power on the grid was 35MW, indicating that the country experienced a total collapse.
The grid went to 193MW at about 3AM before climbing to 273MW when this report was filed.
The TCN has not responded to inquiries by our correspondent about the development.