As the power grid crumbles, families and businesses are left without power.
One of Nigeria’s power grids has suffered another major failure that is increasing homes’ and businesses’ blackouts. Two of the country’s energy distribution firms verified the collapse, which occurred early Wednesday afternoon. ‘Dear customer, the current outage is the result of a system failure on the National Grid.’ Our supply would be restored soon, according to TCN (Transmission Company of Nigeria).” A statement from the Kano Electricity Distribution Company’s CEO, Nura Shawai read: “This is to inform the public of another power outage in Kano. we can infer a system collapse based on the knowledge we have at our disposal At 12:20 pm on July 28, 2021, the national grid went down, causing a blackout across the country.
As soon as the issue is fixed, the grid controllers promise that Kano and other places would be quickly reconnected to the grid.” As a result of a lack of a spinning reserve, the grid, administered by the government-owned Transmission Company of Nigeria, has continued to collapse throughout the years. Spiral reserve is the online but unloaded generation capacity which is capable of compensating for generation or transmission failures within ten minutes of their occurrence.