The Minister of Power has revealed the cause of nationwide blackout in Nigeria.
This online news platform understands that the Minister of Power said the cause of nationwide blackout in Nigeria was an explosion that led to a fire outbreak at Kainji/Jebba located in the North-central part of Nigeria.
Adelabu in a series of tweets on X platform on Thursday said, “At 00:35Hrs this morning, Fire outbreak with explosion sound was observed on Kainji/Jebba 330kV line 2 (Cct K2J) blue phase CVT & Blue phase line Isolator of Kainji/Jebba 330kV line1 was observed burning. This led to sharp drops in frequency from 50.29Hz to 49.67 Hz at 0:35:06Hrs with Jebba generation loss of 356.63MW.
The Minister also gave assurance that the problem would be fixed saying, “We are on top of the situation and speedy restoration is in progress. The fire has been fully arrested and over half of the connections are now up and the rest will be fully restored in no time. My sincere appreciation to those who responded or expressed concern via different.”
We are on top of the situation and speedy restoration is in progress.
The fire has been fully arrested and over half of the connections are now up and the rest will be fully restored in no time.
My sincere appreciation to those who responded or expressed concern via different
— Bayo Adelabu (@BayoAdelabu) September 14, 2023
Meanwhile, Newsone Nigeria recalls that the nation’s power supply dropped by 93.5 percent to 273 megawatts, MW in the early hours of Thursday. It plummeted from 4,182MW recorded on Monday, this week, following a complete system collapse, due to equipment failure or grid disturbance in the sector.
Data obtained from Nigeria Electricity System Operator, the semi-autonomous arm of the Transmission Company of Nigeria, TCN, showed that Afam VI, Dadinkowa, Ibom Power, Jebba, Olorunsogo generated 0.70MW, 0.00MW, 32.90MW, 240MW and zero respectively.
Cause of nationwide blackout in Nigeria: DisCos apologise to customers as the system collapses
Electricity Distribution Companies, DisCos, Thursday apologised to their customers, promising to restore supply when the situation improves. Data obtained by from Nigeria Electricity System Operator, the semi-autonomous arm of the Transmission Company of Nigeria, TCN, indicated that as of 8 a.m., this morning, there was no transmission, distribution, or supply of electricity to consumers in the nation.
In a notice obtained from its X (formerly Twitter) handle, the Eko Electricity Distribution Company, EKEDC, stated: “Kindly be informed that a system collapse occurred today at 6:41 a.m. This has resulted in a total loss of supply across our network.
“We are in continuous communication with our partners at the National Control Centre, NCC, Osogbo. You will be updated as we get more information.”
Similarly, the Abuja Electricity Distribution Company, AEDC, stated: “The management of AEDC wishes to inform its customers that the power outage currently being experienced is a result of a system failure from the national grid in the early hours of today, 14 September 2023.
“Be rest assured that we are working with the relevant stakeholders to restore power as soon as the grid is stabilized.”