Blackout In Lagos, Enugu, Others As National Grid Collapse
The national electricity grid suffered a fresh system collapse on Monday, plunging the country into darkness.
Blackout is being experienced in some parts of the country as the national grid collapsed again. Reports show that the national grid is collapsing for the seventh time in 2022.
Major electricity distribution companies (DisCos), in different notices to customers, said the national grid collapsed at about 11 am.
Announcing the development, the Ikeja Electricity Distribution Company, IKEDC, in a statement via its verified Twitter handle, said, “This is to inform you that the outage you are currently experiencing is due to the system collapse of the national grid, which occurred earlier today at 10:50hrs. This has affected the Transmission Stations within our network and resulted in the loss of power supply to our customers. Kindly bear with us as we await the restoration of the grid.”
Dear Esteemed Customer,
This is to inform you that the outage you are currently experiencing is due to the system collapse of the national grid, which occurred earlier today at 10:50hrs. This has affected the Transmission Stations within our network and resulted in the loss… pic.twitter.com/Dot1E6jfF6
— Ikeja Electric (@IkejaElectric) September 26, 2022
The Enugu Electricity Distribution Company, EEDC, Plc also announced system collapse, adding that the current blackout being currently experienced had affected the entire South-East.
The announcement contained in a statement by the power distribution company issued in Enugu on Monday was signed by its Head, Corporate Communications, Mr Emeka Ezeh.
“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 Imo States.
“We are on standby awaiting detailed information of the collapse and restoration of supply from the National Control Centre (NCC), Osogbo.”
Benin Electricity Distribution Company plc (BEDC) also confirmed the development.
“The Management of BEDC Electricity Plc (BEDC) regrets to notify its customers within its franchise states of Delta, Edo, Ekiti and Ondo of a system collapse which occurred today, 26th September 2022 at 10:51hrs.”
“As a result of this development, all our feeders are out of supply and this has caused disruption of power supply to our esteemed customers across these coverage areas.
“We plead for your kind understanding over the situation and assure that supply will be normalised in due course immediately after the system is restored.”