Power grid records first collapse in 3 months

The nation’s power grid has suffered a total collapse for the first time in three months, latest data from the Ministry of Power, Works and Housing have shown.

The grid collapsed on December 21, increasing the number of collapses recorded so far this year to 12 – one was partial while the rest were total.

The total collapses occurred in January (five), February (one), June (one), July (one), September (two) and December (one), while one partial collapse was recorded in April.

According to the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission, a total system collapse means total blackout nationwide, while partial system collapse is a failure of a section of the grid.

Source: The Punch

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