Data from the Federal Government on Tuesday indicated that the collapse of the national electricity grid that occurred the preceding day led to the crash in power generation from 3,713.1 megawatts to 38MW.
Industry figures obtained from the Federal Ministry of Power showed that power generation on the grid as at 6am on Monday was 3,713.1MW, but this plunged to 38MW around 10.51am.
The PUNCH had reported on Tuesday that Nigeria suffered another nationwide power outage on Monday morning after the national electricity grid collapsed for the seventh time in 2022.
Following the development, power consumer groups called for sanctions against operators or firms culpable of the incessant grid collapse that had characterised Nigeria’s electricity system since this year.
The report further stated that industry figures seen on Monday indicated that power generation on the grid had risen to a peak of 4,100.80 megawatts on Sunday. It dropped to 3,713.1MW at 6am on Monday.
But the latest data obtained by our correspondent on Tuesday showed that power generation on the national grid crashed to 38MW, which was the off-peak generation figure on Monday, while peak generation on the same day was put at 3,787.3MW.
Various power distribution companies confirmed Monday’s grid collapse, while the manager of the electricity grid – Transmission Company of Nigeria – said the crash was caused by a drop in system frequency.
Enugu Electricity Distribution Company Plc, for instance, while confirming the grid collapse on Monday, had stated that it occurred at 10:51am.