Power grids suffers first collapse in 2021
The national power grid suffered its first collapse on Wednesday, plunging most parts of the country into darkness. Following the collapse, electricity distribution companies; Ikeja Electric Plc and Eko Electricity Distribution Company Plc informed their customers of the incidence through their Twitter handles.
“This is to inform you that we experienced a system collapse at 13:58hrs today and this affected all customers on the IE network. However, we are pleased to confirm that supply has been restored to Alimosho, Ogba, and Alausa transmission stations at 14:47hrs.
“Please note that gradual restoration to other areas is currently ongoing. Thank you for your understanding,” Ikeja Electric had said. EKEDC on its part said “There has been a partial system collapse on the national grid interrupting supply to most areas within our network. We are gathering updates on the situation and will provide them as available.
“For now, please be assured that all stakeholders are working hard to make sure this is resolved. We apologise for the inconvenience and thank you for your understanding.” System collapse is witnessed when a system disturbance occurs with the grid not being able to withstand the disturbance, which usually leads to a blackout or abnormally low voltage in a significant part of the power system.
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