National Electricity Grid collapses for the sixth time as Nigerians experience Blackout

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The national electricity grid has once again for the sixth time in 2022, putting major areas of the country in blackout.

According to the Eko Electricity Distribution Company, the grid collapse occurred at about 11:27 am on Wednesday, July 20.

The notice posted on Twitter read:

“Dear customers, we regret to inform you of a system collapse on the national grid at precisely 11:27 am today, Wednesday, July 20. 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, the TCN had on Tuesday, alerted Nigerians that power supply will drop by 50 megawatts, explaining that the drop was as a result of planned annual “preventive maintenance” on the line bay at Lekki Transmission Substation in Lagos.

It was gathered that during the maintenance period, about 50MW will be interrupted, affecting power supply to Lekki phase 1, Oniru, Elegushi, Waterfront, Igbo Efon and Twenty-first Century Estate in Lagos state.