Power grid hit by collapse, power outage worsened
PUNCH reports that the national grid has experienced yet another system collapse, exacerbating power outages in parts of the country.
The accident, which occurred around 11:00 am on Wednesday, was confirmed by the country’s two energy distribution companies in separate messages to their customers.
“We regret to inform you that the current power outage in our franchise – say, Kaduna, Sokoto, Kebbi and Zamfara – is the result of the collapse of the national grid,” Kaduna Electric tweeted.
Eko Electricity Distribution Company Plc stated in a text message to its customers: “Dear customer, there has been a partial collapse of the system in the national network. Our partners at TCN are working to restore supplies immediately. Please be patient. “
The network, operated by Nigeria’s state-owned broadcaster, continued to experience system collapse over the years due to a lack of circulating reserves to prevent such events.
Spinning reserve is generating power that is on the grid but is discharged and can respond within 10 minutes to compensate for interruptions in generation or transmission.
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