Total blackout in Nigeria as national grid collapses again
Nigeria has been thrown into darkness again, after the national electricity grid experienced another collapsed again.
The power generation nosedived from 3,594.60 megawatts (MW) at about 1 a.m. on Tuesday to a meager 42.7MW.
The development came just days after the grid collapsed twice within 12 hours.
However, the nation’s electricity supply was restored after a previous blackout caused by the collapse of the national grid.
The Minister of Power, Adebayo Adelabu had attributed the collapse to an explosion at Kainji/Jebba 330kV.
He had said, “At 00:35Hrs this morning, Fire outbreak with explosion sound was observed on Kainji/Jebba 330kV line 2 (Cct K2J) blue phase CVT & Blue phase line Isolator of Kainji/Jebba 330kV line1 was observed burning. This led to sharp drops in frequency from 50.29Hz to 49.67 Hz at 0:35:06Hrs with Jebba generation loss of 356.63MW.
“We are on top of the situation and speedy restoration is in progress. The fire has been fully arrested and over half of the connections are now up and the rest will be fully restored in no time. My sincere appreciation to those who responded or expressed concern via different.”