Sunday, December 4, 2022

We’re Investigating National Power Grid Collapse – FG

The federal ministry of Power has confirmed the collapse of the national grid which occurred at about 6:30pm on 8th April.

According to a statement issued on Saturday by the office of the minister, the incident has resulted in power outages in many parts of the country.

It added that a detailed investigation into the immediate and remote causes of the recurring grid failure is currently ongoing by the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission and System Operator (the operator of the national grid), the process of restoring supply is ongoing with some sections of the national grid already energized and supply restored to consumers.

Read the full statement below:

We wish to notify the general public of the incidence of a system collapse that occurred at 1830hrs on April 8th, 2022 resulting in power outages in many parts of the country. While a detailed investigation into the immediate and remote causes of the recurring grid failure is currently ongoing by the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission and System Operator (the operator of the national grid), the process of restoring supply is ongoing with some sections of the national grid already energized and supply restored to consumers.

We wish to assure Nigerians that the Federal Government is working assiduously to deliver on the much-needed reforms and investments, including SCADA, that are critical to improving the capacity and reliability of the national grid. This is in line with Mr. President’s directives on closing infrastructure deficits in critical sectors of the Nigerian economy.

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