Just in: Blackout as National grid collapse is reported again

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According to reports, the National grid again failed on Wednesday, resulting in a blackout.

The Eko Electricity Distribution Company made this announcement in a statement that was published on its official Twitter account, where it also verified that the incident took place on Wednesday, July 20, 2022, approximately 11.27 am.

The electricity company reported that it is currently in talks with the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) to ascertain the likely reason for the system’s failure and the timetable for restoration.

What Eko Electricity Distribution Company is saying

The statement from Eko Electricity Distribution Company reads, ‘’Dear Customers, we regret to inform you of a system collapse on the National grid at precisely 11:27am today, Wednesday July 20th. We are in talks with the Transmission Company of Nigeria to ascertain the cause of the collapse and a possible restoration timeline.

‘’We will keep you updated on the situation.’’

Meanwhile, there are reports that around the time of the national grid collapse, only the Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC) recorded about 40mw of electricity.

The collapse is coming some hours after the Eko Electricity Distribution Company had in a notice to its customers, announced a scheduled planned power outage by TCN on Wednesday July 20, 2022, to enable it carry out annual preventive maintenance on Lekki/Aja 330KV Line Bay and TR1-300MVA 330/132/33kV Transformer at the Lekki Transmission.



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