After collapsing six times in the first eight days of this year, Nigeria’s electricity grid recorded another collapse on the first day of the second month, The Punch reports.
Documents obtained from the Nigeria Electricity System Operator (NESO), an arm of the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN), on Sunday in Abuja, showed that the national electricity grid crashed from a high of 4,699.9 megawatts on January 31, to 219MW on February 1. The country’s power grid had already collapsed six times in the first eight days of this year.
The most recent collapse was attributed to disruptions to gas production as well as constraints to the supply of the commodity. A further analysis of the latest documents from NESO showed that power generation moved up to 3,663.3MW on February 2, after recovering from the first collapse of the month.