Nigeria’s power grid collapses again

The federal government said the latest drop in electricity generation in the country is due to the partial closure of a gas plant. The shutdown has caused power outages across the country for days. The government said the Oben gas plant collapsed and was unable to generate supply. Isa Sanusi, a spokesman for Energy Minister Abubakar Aliyu, said as much in a statement on Saturday. He said the plant was closed to allow repair of critical gas processing equipment. Electricity distribution company Eko informed its customers of the interruption of the electricity supply in the early hours of today. “Dear customers, we regret to inform you of the significant drop in load allocation to our network which has led to massive load loss,” it said. “Please bear with us as we are currently working with our partners at TCN for a quick resolution.” Sanusi said the incident occurred at a time when other power plants on other gas sources are undergoing planned maintenance and capacity tests. ALSO READ: Nigerians experience blackout as national grid crashes again “We wish to notify the public that Seplat Energy Plc has mobilized equipment, materials and personnel to the site with a view to expediting the restoration of normal gas supply to the affected power plants,” it said. “We have been assured that the repair work will be completed this weekend and normalcy will be restored. While we plead with electricity consumers about the current state of supply, we want to assure the general public that efforts are underway for sustained improvement of supply across the country.” It is the sixth collapse this year. The government blamed the latest collapse on “vandalism” at a transmission tower on the 330kV Odukpani – Ikot Ekpene double-circuit transmission line, resulting in a loss of around 400MW of generation. SEE: Governor Yahaya Bello’s roadmap to Hope 2023 Read More Related News Here Let here it in the comment below if you do have an opinion on this; Nigeria’s power grid collapses again