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National grid collapses for 18th time in 2022

It was the 18th time a nationwide blackout would be recorded this year.

• July 20, 2022
Lantern light and Powergrid used to illustrate the story
Lantern light and Power grid used to illustrate the story

The National Grid on Wednesday suffered another system collapse resulting in blackout in many parts of the country.

It was the 18th time a nationwide blackout would be recorded this year. 

While some collapses were not made public because they lasted for a short period, many others were made public and lasted days in some cases.

Eko Electricity Distribution Company (EKEDC) confirmed the latest development in a statement  on Wednesday.

“Dear Customers, we regret to inform you of a system collapse on the National grid at precisely 11:27a.m today, July 20.

“We are in talks with the Transmission Company of Nigeria to ascertain the cause of the collapse and a possible restoration timeline.

“We will keep you updated on the situation,” the electricity distribution company said. 

It is unclear how many states are affected by today’s grid collapse.

(NAN)

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