Power Grid Collapses, Plunges Lagos, Others Into Darkness

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Power Grid Collapses, Plunges Lagos, Others Into Darkness

By Hamilton Nwosa(Head, The New Diplomat’s Polling, Research & Data desk)

So soon in the year, the nation’s power grid suffered its first collapse on Wednesday, plunging parts of the country into a darkness.

Two of the electricity nation’s distribution companies, Ikeja Electric Plc and Eko Electricity Distribution Company Plc, disclosed this in messages to their customers through their Twitter handles on Wednesday.

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IE said, “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.”

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EKEDC 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.”

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