- Information gathered on Thursday in Abuja disclosed that multiple system collapses of transmission facilities of the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) has cut available electricity supply to the federal capital city to about 120 megawatts (MW).
- The development which has lasted for more than 24 hours as at the time of filing this report, showed that even the city’s environs are not left out of the extended blackouts that have come with the dip.
- Reports from these updates explained that the first system collapse happened around 14.00hours, and thus cut supply to AEDC to about 30MW.
- AEDC is statutorily allocated 11.5 per cent of the total daily generated power in the system, at the moment, it has about 247MW allocated to it from about 3681MW that is generated now, it however cannot take more than 120MW due to the collapse.
- But in a swift clarification of the situation, the Head of Media, AEDC, Mallam Ahmed Shekarau, in a text message said that the TCN was yet to update the electricity distribution company on the multiple incidences that had deprived electricity consumers of power supply for that long.
“We wish to advice of another system collapse since 22:00hours. No information is available about the cause and restoration is yet to commence,” Shekarau explained in a response he sent via text.
- Source: Thisday