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JUST IN: Blackout as power grid suffers total collapse twice in four hours

News Summed Up 2019-11-09 05:30:00

‘Femi AsuThe nation’s power grid experienced a total collapse twice in four hours, plunging consumers across the country into blackout. The grid, which is being managed by government-owned Transmission Company of Nigeria, has continued to suffer system collapse over the years amid a lack of spinning reserve that is meant to forestall such occurrences. Eko Electricity Distribution Plc, one of the nation’s distribution companies, disclosed that the grid collapsed at 11:15pm on Friday and 3:15am on Saturday. “At 2315hrs, we experienced a system collapse across all transmission stations. Another Disco, Jos Electricity Distribution Plc, announced to its customers that “there is power outage in all our franchise states due to system collapse nationwide.