A widespread blackout enveloped the country, early Thursday morning, following the total collapse of Nigeria’s electricity grid.
The grid, it was learnt, completely collapsed around 12:40 a.m. on September 14, 2023, resulting in massive loss of supply to power distributors across the country.
The development was confirmed by power sector stakeholders and electricity distribution companies.
On Thursday, Enugu Electricity Distribution Company Plc issued a notice titled, ‘Notice of Total System Collapse’.
According to the notice signed by the Head, of Corporate Communications, EEDC, Emeka Ezeh, “The EEDC wishes to inform her esteemed customers of a total system collapse which occurred at 12:40 am today, September 14, 2023.
“This has resulted in the loss of supply currently being experienced across the network. Due to this development, all our interface TCN (Transmission Company of Nigeria) stations are out of supply, and we are unable to provide service to our customers in Abia, Anambra, Ebonyi, Enugu and Imo states.
“We are on standby awaiting detailed information of the collapse and restoration of supply from the National Control Centre, Osogbo.”
The manager of the country’s grid, TCN, has yet to issue any statement about the development.
Last week, TCN celebrated 400 days of power grid stability in Nigeria, claiming that the grid did not experience any collapse throughout the 400 days.
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