The national power grid suffered another failure today, causing widespread disruptions across the country.
On Tuesday, September 19, at around 1:00 a.m., the power generation plummeted, dropping from a peak of 3,594.60 megawatts (MW) to a mere 42.7 MW by noon.
At that moment, the Delta Power plant remained the sole operational facility on the grid, producing just 41.00 MW of electricity, while the Afam Power plant contributed a mere 1.7 MW.
This incident marks the third collapse of the national power grid in less than a week.
Just five days ago, the grid failed twice within a span of 12 hours, plunging the entire nation into complete darkness.
The most recent collapse occurred at approximately 12:40 a.m. on September 14, 2023, and it resulted in a significant loss of power supply to distributors across the country.
The recurring failures have raised concerns about the reliability of the national power grid and its impact on Nigerians’ daily life.