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Power Grid Collapses Twice in Five Days

After ensuring system stability for more than two months, the country’s power grid collapsed twice in the past five days.

Electricity generation figures obtained from the Federal Ministry of Power, Works and Housing in Abuja on Monday showed that the grid recorded partial collapses on April 12 and 14 this year.

Generated power on the grid dropped from a high of 3,946.5 megawatts on April 11, to as low as 351.3MW on April 12, which was the lowest quantum of grid electricity recorded in past two months.

Further findings showed that power generation remained in a partially collapsed state, as it only moved up marginally from the 351.3MW recorded on April 11, to 596MW on April 14.

Electricity on the grid eventually rose to 3,500MW on April 15, according to generation figures obtained from the Nigeria Electricity System Operator, an arm of the Transmission Company of Nigeria, on Monday.

It was also observed that before the recent partial collapses, Nigeria’s power generation had hovered above 3,900MW for more than two months.

Data obtained  showed that the last system collapse before that of April 11 was recorded on the first day February this year.

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