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DisCos Alert Public On Power Blackout As National Grid Collapses

Electricity distribution companies (DisCos) on Monday alerted electricity consumers in the country of power blackout in their franchise areas following the collapse of the national grid.

The latest national grid collapse is about the eighth time the incident had been recorded in the country in the past few months.

According to the notices by the DisCos, the grid collapse at about 10.55 am.

In a text message to its customers, Ikeja Electricity Distribution Company (IKEDC) confirmed the grid collapse but still assured customers that they will restore once the grid is back up.

The message reads: “The current supply interruption is as a result of total collapse of the national grid today which has led to outage across all Ikeja Electric network. Please be assured that your supply will be restored as soon as supply is restored to the national grid. Apologies for the inconveniences we must have caused you.’’

Also, the Enugu Electricity Distribution Company (EEDC) also informed its customers of a collapse of the grid. 

It stated: “The Enugu Electricity Distribution Company PLC (EEDC) wishes to inform her esteemed customers of a system collapse which occurred at 10:51 am today, 26th September 2022. This has resulted in the loss of supply currently being experienced across the network.

“Due to this development, all our interface TCN stations are out of supply, and we are unable to provide service to our customers in Abia, Anambra, Ebonyi, Enugu, and the Imo States. We are on standby awaiting detailed information of the collapse and restoration of supply from the National Control Centre (NCC), Osogbo”, EEDC added.

Similarly, the Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC) confirmed the system collapse, stating that “the current power outage is due to a system failure from the National Grid”.

As at the time of filing this report, the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) was yet to make any statement on the incident or what it was doing to restore the system.

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