There is reported nationwide power outage following the collapse of the National Grid operated by the government-owned Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN).
The outage which was first reported by the Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC) occurred at about 11.44pm Monday night. The Company has however promised to “inform customers as the system begins to recover”.
The cause of the system collapse which is about the fourth this year alone is not immediately known. Industry players including power generating companies have also recently raised concerns over the non-functional Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) system that allows operators along the value chain to monitor what happens on the Grid.
While the SCADA which covers only about 40 percent of the country’s entire grid network was down, the only platform for the operators to monitor the Grid was the TCN website nsong.org which was also offline for over a week. MediaDimensions gathered that the development was eventually brought to the attention of Vice President Yemi Osinbajo who chairs the country’s economic team.
The TCN which hurriedly restored its website hardly offers explanations on its operations. Similar outages on the National Grid were only confirmed by the Federal Ministry of Power, Works and Housing that supervises the Company.