South-East Hit by Power Outage as National Grid Collapses Once More

Residents of the Southeast region were left in the dark following a total system collapse at the transmission station of the Enugu Electricity Distribution Company Plc (EEDC) around 2:41 am on Monday.

According to the Head of Corporate Communications at EEDC, Emeka Ezeh, the collapse led to a loss of supply to all interface TCN stations, affecting service provision to customers in Abia, Anambra, Ebonyi, Enugu, and Imo states.

Ezeh explained that efforts to resolve the situation were underway, with supply gradually being restored at the Awada TCN station in Onitsha by 7:30 am. The company is in constant communication with relevant authorities while awaiting full restoration by the National Control Centre in Oshogbo.

This outage marks Nigeria’s sixth power grid collapse in 2024, highlighting ongoing challenges such as gas supply constraints, transmission infrastructure vandalism, and liquidity crises, which continue to disrupt electricity generation across the country.

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