By Muyiwa Lucas
The Nigeria’s electrical energy transmission system, also called the Nationwide grid, has suffered one other system collapse, plunging Lagos, nation’s business capital, Kano and different main cities into blackout.
The collapse, which occurred about 11.00 am yesterday, was confirmed by two of the nation’s electrical energy distribution corporations in separate messages to their clients.
“We remorse to tell you that the facility outage being skilled throughout our franchise – Kaduna, Sokoto, Kebbi and Zamfara states – is because of the collapse of the nationwide grid,” Kaduna Electrical mentioned on Twitter.
Eko Electrical energy Distribution Firm Plc, in a textual content message to its clients, mentioned: “Expensive buyer, there’s a partial system collapse on the nationwide grid. Our TCN companions are working to revive provide instantly. Please bear with us.”
The grid, which is being managed by government-owned Transmission Firm of Nigeria, has continued to undergo system collapse through the years amid a scarcity of spinning reserve that’s meant to forestall such occurrences.
Spinning reserve is the era capability that’s on-line however unloaded and that may reply inside 10 minutes to compensate for era or transmission outages.