Nigeria’s power grid collapsed twice in June, July

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Nigeria’s electricity grid is still witnessing system collapse as it recorded total failure twice in the last two months.

Figures obtained from the Federal Ministry of Power, Works and Housing in Abuja on Thursday showed that the system collapsed once in June and it recorded another in July.

“In first month under review, the country’s total power on the grid dropped from a high of 3,659.5 megawatts on June 7 to as low as 41.4MW on June 8.

“In the succeeding month, another collapse of the grid occurred on July 8 as the system dropped from a high of 4,089.1MW on July 7 to a low of 92.3MW the next day.

“So far, no grid collapse has been recorded in August 2018, as findings showed that the country’s power generation figures hovered between a low of 3,000MW and a high of 4,800MW in the first eight days of the month,” the finding showed.