The nation’s power grid suffered another system collapse, throwing Nigerians into darkness and departing companies to hook to other electricity sources.
Nigeria’s erratic power grid, along with the resulting precarious energy source is an integral issue hindering growth in the continent’s largest economy.
However, the country has continued to execute tariff gains in state-controlled prices since 2015, which the government insists is required to permit distribution companies to recover costs and cover to create companies.
Operators have stated that a”spinning reserve,” that the quantity of unused capacity in online energy resources that could compensate for electricity shortages or frequency drops within a given amount of time holds the solution to the occasional collapses.
In a statement confirming the episode, the government-run Transmission Organization of Nigeria (TCN), said it was investigating the latest disruption, noting that it was working to resolve the problem.
The General Manager, Public Affairs of the business, Mrs. Ndidi Mbah, blamed what she’s called voltage issues for the meltdown, including that the TCN was probing the cause of the event.
She said: “The Transmission Business of Nigeria hereby states that at roughly 11.01 am now, 12th of May, 2021, there was a total system collapse of the grid, as a consequence of voltage collapse in some areas of the grid.
“TCN commenced grid recovery right after the collapse, from Shiroro Generating Station to Katampe transmission substation, Abuja throughout the Shiroro — Katampe lineup at 11:29 am, and through Delta Generating Station to Benin Transmission Substation and has attained Osogbo and parts of Lagos.
“Even though the grid recovery and electricity restoration slowly progress to other areas of the country, the cause of voltage collapse which precipitated this collapse is equally being investigated.”
The TCN appealed for patience, saying it’s working assiduously to ensure full restoration of the grid and consequently power supply to the remaining regions of the country.