Power grid collapses twice in one month

Posted by News Express | 3 May 2017 | 1,711 times

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Power generation in Nigeria dropped precipitously from 3,222.5 megawatts on 25 April to 113.6 megawatts the following day, leading to the collapse of the grid.


It was the second time the system crashed last month, according to the Transmission Company of Nigeria. 

Industry sources said the latest system collapse was due to frequency constraints on the grid.

This is despite the increased gas supply to the power plants following the stability in the Niger Delta.

Data from the National Control Centre for the power sector indicated that outages on two power lines and a transmission station contributed to the most recent collapse of the grid. (NAN)

Source: News Express

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