Nigerians Groan Under Severe Blackout

Nigerians Groan Under Severe Blackout

As the country prepares for the yuletide season, Nigerians across the country have continued to groan under intense electric power outage currently rocking the nation.

As if the heat accompanied by this massive power blackout is not enough, the nation’s power utility company, Power Holding Company of Niger, PHCN, has continued to distribute outrageously high bills, popularly known as crazy bills, to virtually all consumers.

This is coming even as the Transmission Company of Nigeria, TCN, the connecting company between generation and distribution, claims that it is currently transmitting over 4,000 Megawatts to distribution companies across the country.

Nigerians Groan Under Severe Blackout

The reasons for the current situation has been blamed on the system collapse, which occurred on Thursday, November 29, due to a fault on the 330kv transmission line from Benin to Onitsha and the shutdown of Escravos Gas Plant, causing the combined nationwide shutdown of 3,716Mw, the shutdown of three units of the Egbin Power Station and the closure of transmission stores, which house maintenance spare parts for PHCN facilities.

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