Nationwide Blackout as Nigeria’s Electricity Grid Collapses Again


Nigeria has again been thrown into darkness after the national grid system, operated by the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) from Osogbo in Osun State plummeted to a meagre 273 megawatts of electricity. The blackout is coming barely a week after TCN celebrated a questionable 400 days of grid stability.

Checks by News Central with Distribution Companies indicated that the grid went down at 00:41 AM, disclosing that most of their feeders were out.

In 2022 alone, Nigeria experienced nationwide blackout after the national grid collapsed eight times

As of 4:00 a.m. on Thursday, five generating plants were on the grid. Afam VI had 0.70MW, Dadinkowa was generating 0.00MW, Ibom Power had 32.90MW, Jebba had 240MW and Olorunsogo was on the grid with zero generation.

Then at about 1 a.m. midnight, the total power on the grid was 35MW, indicating that the country experienced a total collapse.

The grid went to 193MW at about 3a.m. before climbing to 273MW at the time of filing this report.


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