By Emmanuel Adeleke
The national electricity grid on Monday suffered a fresh system collapse, plunging the country into darkness.
Major electricity distribution companies (DisCos), in different notices to customers, explained that the national grid collapsed around 10:51am.
The Head, Corporate Communications, Enugu Electricity Distribution Company PLC (EEDC), Emeka Ezeh, in a statement said the system collapse led to the loss of supply across the country.
“The Enugu Electricity Distribution Company PLC (EEDC) wishes to inform her esteemed customers of a system collapse which occurred at 10:51 am on Monday, September 26, 2022. This has resulted in the loss of supply currently being experienced across the network.
“Due to this development, all our interface TCN stations are out of supply, and we are unable to provide service to our customers in Abia, Anambra, Ebonyi, Enugu and Imo States.
“We are on standby awaiting detailed information of the collapse and restoration of supply from the National Control Centre (NCC), Osogbo,” the statement reads.
Benin Electricity Distribution Company Plc (BEDC) also confirmed the development.
“The Management of BEDC Electricity (BEDC) Plc regrets to notify its customers within its franchise states of Delta, Edo, Ekiti and Ondo of a system collapse which occurred on Monday, September 26, 2022 at 10:51hrs.
“As a result of this development, all our feeders are out of supply and this has caused disruption of power supply to our esteemed customers across these coverage areas.
“We plead for your kind understanding over the situation and assure that supply will be normalised in due course immediately the system is restore,” it read.
With the latest development, the national grid had collapsed seven times in 2022 with the last incident in July. It collapsed once in June and twice in March and April 2022.