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TCN Reboots DisCos with 3,240mw after Grid Collapse

After the restoration of the collapsed grid on Sunday at 8:26am, the Independent System Operator (ISO) sent 3,240MW to the 11 electricity Distribution Companies (DisCos).

Recall that the Abuja Electricity Distribution Company and Enugu Electricity Distribution Company (EEDC) at the weekend notified their customers that there was an outage because of the collapse of the national grid.

But The Nation’s check yesterday showed that transmission to DisCos had risen to 3,240MW from the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN).

At the early hour on Sunday, total energy generation was 3,072.67MW from 18 companies.

However, Ibom Power (Gas) and Odukpani NIPP (Gas) recorded 0MW production. The system collapse occurred the same week the DisCos announced the upward review of their tariff for customers on band A feeders, who consume 40 per cent of the Nigerian Electricity Supply Industry (NESI) energy.

The companies adjusted the band A tariff from N206.80/Kwh to N209.80Kwh, assuring their customers of a minimum of 20 hours energy supply daily.

Only four days later, they reneged on the pledge owing to the system collapse.

According to the Minister of Power, Adebayo Adelabu, N6 trillion is required to guarantee 24/7 electricity supply in the country.

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