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Breaking: Nigeria’s national electricity grid has collapsed

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The national electricity grid has collapsed, leading to power outage across the country.

Abdulazeez Abdullahi, head of corporate communication of the Kaduna Electricity Distribution PLC, confirmed the development in a statement issued on Sunday.

According to a post on Kaduna Electric’s Twitter handle, Abdullahi noted that the collapse occurred around 11:26am.

“Dear Esteemed Customers, we regret to inform you that the loss of power supply in our franchise — Kaduna, Sokoto, Kebbi and Zamfara states — is as a result of the collapse of the national grid. The collapse occurred at about 11:26 am this morning,” the post read.

“Supply shall be restored as soon as the grid is back up. We regret all inconveniences.”

The development comes less than one year after the national grid collapsed twice within 24 hours in January 2020.

There are several changes in a power system that can contribute to voltage collapse. The Increase in load is one of the changes that can cause voltage collapse in the power system. When the load demand by the consumer has increased more than the available power in the system, this can cause a collapse of the system. By this, the power system is stressed more than its capacity and this is very dangerous for the system.

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