|The frequency of system collapse in the nation’s power sector in recent times has resulted in prolonged blackout in many locations across the country.
Findings showed that between January 15 and January 19, 2017, the country recorded two cases of total system collapse and three partial ones.
Specifically, the total collapse of the power grid occurred on January 15 and 19, while on January 16 and 18, Nigeria’s electricity generation crashed to 108 megawatts and 49.2MW, respectively. The average electricity generation for Nigeria has always been around 3,500MW.
The daily industry operational report for January 19, 2017, which was obtained by our correspondent in Abuja, showed that a total system collapse occurred around 6pm that day.