TCN CONFIRMS COLLAPSE OF NATIONAL GRID AS NIGERIA IS PLUNGED INTO TOTAL DARKNESS

The national grid on Thursday experienced its first collapse in 2020 resulting in blackout across the country. The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) confirmed the development in a statement on its Twitter page which was obtained by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos. “There was system disturbance which occurred at about 12.34 p.m affecting some parts of the country. “As at 1:10 p.m, supply was restored to Abuja and most parts of the affected areas. TCN is still working to completely restore and stabilise the nation’s grid,” it…

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NATIONAL ELECTRICITY GRID COLLAPSES 8 TIMES SINCE MAY, PLUNGING NIGERIA INTO TOTAL DARKNESS

For six consecutive months, Nigeria’s power grid witnessed severe instability caused by poorly maintained distribution networks, OKECHUKWU NNODIM reports Since May 6, 2019, Nigeria’s electricity grid has recorded varying degrees of instability that led to about eight system collapses, which caused blackouts across the country. Latest industry data obtained from the Federal Ministry of Power also showed that the recent grid collapses witnessed during and after last week’s strike by electricity workers were severe. Our correspondent gathered that the grid collapsed from a peak of 4,561.7 megawatts on December 10…

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PAY YOUR 16MILLION DOLLAR ELECTRICITY BILL OR BE DISCONNECTED, FG TELLS BENIN, NIGER AND CHAD

Akinkunmi Obakeye The Federal Government has promised to disconnect Niger Republic and Togo’s power supply if they fail to pay their outstanding $16 million debts. This was disclosed by the Managing Director of the Transmission Company of Nigeria, Usman Mohammed, who revealed that the initial debts were as high as $100 million. “When I took over as MD TCN, both Benin and Togo owed Nigerian more than $100 million. “They paid part of what they consumed and out of the debts, it is remaining only $14 million for Benin. Niger…

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HOW NATIONAL POWER GRID COLLAPSED 206 TIMES IN 9YEARS

Nigeria’s power grid records 206 collapses in 9 years as foreign funded investment hits N715bn NIGERIAN woke up on Wednesday, May 8, to a nationwide power outage that cut off power from many homes and factories leading to reduced load allocations to the distribution companies (DisCos).At about 5:29 am the following day (Thursday, May 9, 2019), the grid collapsed again, compounding the nation’s energy challenge. Checks revealed that the country’s power grid had collapsed no fewer than nine times in 2019. In January alone, the country’s power grid collapsed twice…

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HOW FOR 9 HOURS NATIONAL GRID COLLAPSE THREW NIGERIA INTO DARKNESS

The national electricity grid recorded another collapse on Friday, throwing most parts of the country into darkness for nine hours. Ndidi Mbah, spokesperson of the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN), told TheCable that the system collapse, which is the 10th this year, happened around 2:01 p.m., but that the grid was restored around 9:01 p.m. The incident was said to have led to power generation dropping to zero megawatts(MW). According to Mbah, the cause is being investigated. The grid suffered four total collapses in January, and one each in February…

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WE ONLY HAVE LIGHT 24 HOURS A DAY WHEN YOU ARE AROUND, DAURA PEOPLE TELLS BUHARI; I’LL FIGHT FOR THE POOR, HE REPLIES

Community leaders in the five local government areas under Daura emirate yesterday told President Muhammadu Buhari that they enjoy 24 hours power supply only when he is in town. The president hosted leaders of various communities from five LGs, as part of Eid El-Kabir celebration. One of the community leaders, Mohammed Saleh, said “Anytime the President is around we enjoy 24 hours power supply. But if he is not around, the power supply is not always stable.” He commended the president for signing a bill to establish a Federal Polytechnic…

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ELECTRICITY: OAU TO EXIT NATIONAL GRID OCTOBER

The Vice-Chancellor of Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, Osun State, Professor Eyiyope Ogunbodede on Monday disclosed that the institution has commenced power generating project that would make it exit national grid by October 2019. Eyitope who made this disclosure while declaring open African Institute for Science Policy and Innovation International Biennial Conference at OAU explained that the project started in 2017 and the completion period is two years. According to him, “the university is working with a Rural Electrification Agency that would provide a gas-powered turbine and will generate 8.0…

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MY ADMINISTRATION FAILED IN THE POWER SECTOR- BUHARI

  John Ameh, Abuja President Muhammadu Buhari admitted on Wednesday that the performance of his administration in the power sector was “not good enough”, saying that this called for more efforts by Electricity Distribution Companies to provide the needed resources and technical expertise. He stated that the Federal Government would play its own part by improving the transmission of electricity. Buhari spoke in Abuja when the Oba of Benin, Omo N’Oba N’ Edo Ewuare II, led members of the Edo State Council of Traditional Rulers and chiefs on a visit…

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NIGERIA IN TOTAL DARKNESS AS NATIONAL GRID COLLAPSES AGAIN

electricity grid The national grid experienced another system collapse yesterday morning due to high voltage arising from the massive drop of load by some electricity distribution companies.The development, which left the country in darkness, also caused a fire incident at the 75MXreactor in the Benin substation on Sapele Road in the Edo State capital, the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN). Its General Manager Public Affairs, Ndidi Mbah, made the confirmation in a statement. The grid failure has remained a recurring decimal with yesterday’s occurrence making seven this year alone. In…

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