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Nigeria’s electricity grid collapses, triggering nationwide blackout

After the national grid system, which is run by the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) out of Osogbo in Osun State, crashed, Nigeria was once more plunged into darkness.

The grid collapsed to a pitiful 273 megawatts of electricity in the early hours of today, with just two of the more than 27 electricity producing sources responsible.

This occurs just one week after TCN celebrated a dubious 400 days of grid stability by rolling out the drum.

The Guardian received confirmation from a number of Distribution Companies that the grid fell down at 00:41 AM and that the majority of their feeders are not working.

On the grid as of 4:00 a.m. on Thursday were five producing units. Ibom Power had 32.90MW, Afam VI had 0.70MW, Dadinkowa was producing 0.00MW, Jebba had 240MW, and Olorunsogo had no generation at all but was connected to the grid.

The entire power available on the grid at 1 AM was 35 MW, suggesting that the nation had completely collapsed.

At around 3 AM, the grid reached 193 MW before increasing to 273 MW when this report was sent.

When our correspondent contacted the TCN about the development, they did not answer.

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