LAGOS, Nigeria (VOICE OF NAIJA)- The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) has confirmed the shutdown of national electric power following the industrial dispute declared by the electricity workers.
Ndidi Mbah, General Manager, public affairs, TCN, said this in a statement on Wednesday.
The national electricity grid on Wednesday morning began a nosedive from over 4,000 megawatts (MW) to 762MW.
According to data from the Independent System Operation (ISO), a section of TCN, power generation on the grid was 4,149.40MW as of 6am from 21 power plants on Wednesday but drastically dropped to 1,635MW from 17 plants.
By 12 noon, the grid had crashed to 1,246.40MW as three power plants went off, and by 1pm, the grid dropped to 762.30MW with just 13 plants active. The peak generation achieved on Tuesday was 4,829MW.