By: Admin. Agency Monitor
The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) was quiet about the reason for the collapse of the national grid at 12:40 a.m. on Thursday.
At 8:37 a.m., the total power allocation to the 11 electricity Distribution Companies (DisCos) was 00:00MW.
Its Public Affairs General Manager, Mrs. Ndidi Mbah did not answer calls from The Nation or respond to text messages on why the national grid collapsed.
The situation came after the TCN on August 29, 2023, celebrated consecutive 400 days of grid stability.
However, according to the data The Nation obtained from the Independent System Operator, there were already signs of imminent collapse as early as 10:00 p.m. on Wednesday when virtually all the 26 electricity generation plants’ output declined by 00MW.
This threw the entire Nigerian Electricity Supply Industry (NESI) into a nationwide outage.
Already, some of the electricity Distribution Companies have informed customers of the situation of the network.
For instance, in a message to its customers this morning, the Enugu Electricity Distribution Company (EEDC), said the grid collapse has resulted in the loss of supply being experienced in the country.
Its message, which its Head, Corporate Communications, Mr. Emeka Ezeh signed said: “The Enugu Electricity Distribution Company PLC (EEDC) wishes to inform her esteemed customers of a total system collapse which occurred at 12:40 am today, 14th September,2023.
“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 Imo States.
“We are on standby awaiting detailed information of the collapse and restoration of supply from the National Control Centre (NCC), Osogbo.”