Nationwide blackout across Nigeria after power grid collapse

Source: Al Jazeera [Qatar state media]

“‘A total system collapse’ has resulted in widespread power blackouts across Nigeria, Africa’s biggest economy. The outage on Thursday affected all of Nigeria’s 36 states and its capital, Abuja. The grid has collapsed multiple times, and it was not clear when power would be restored. … Power generation fell to zero early on Thursday and had risen to 273 megawatts (MW) by 10:30 GMT, well below the daily average of 4,100MW, data from the Transmission Company of Nigeria showed. … Ιn 2022, Nigeria’s grid collapsed at least four times, which authorities blamed on technical problems. Nigeria has 12,500MW of installed capacity but produces about a quarter of that.” (09/14/23)