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Power sector records 213 systems collapse, blackout in 9 years
  • Post by Admin on sunday, March 05, 2015

The electric power sector in Nigeria has experienced 213 systems collapse that caused severe nationwide outages in the last nine years, industry data have shown. Figures from log records on systems collapse from the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) show that 141 Total systems collapse occurred during the period with another 72 Partial collapse of the national grid.

There are also fears that the cases of collapse which went down in 2015 could be rising at present. In the first six months of 2017, 12 Total collapses and two Partial collapses had been recorded on the grid.

The worst year in the period was 2009 when the grid crashed 39 times. It had 19 Total collapses, throwing the nation to a complete blackout and 20 Partial collapses, indicating a loss of power across a section of the national electricity grid.

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