Port Harcourt — The Enugu Electricity Distribution Company, EEDC, has blamed the power outage in the five states of its coverage, namely Abia, Anambra, Ebonyi, Enugu and Imo states, on the national grid’s total system collapse.
EEDC head, Corporate Communications, Mr Emeka Ezeh, who confirmed the blackout in the five states, said the national grid collapsed in the early hours of Thursday, leading to loss of power supply across its network.
Ezeh, however assured that the Enugu Disco was on standby awaiting detailed information of the collapse and restoration of supply from the Transmission Company of Nigeria, TCN’s National Control Centre in Osogbo, Osun State.
He said: “The Enugu Electricity Distribution Company Plc wishes to inform her esteemed customers of a total system collapse which occurred at 12:40am today, 14th September,2023. This has resulted to the loss of supply currently being experienced across the network.
“Due to this development, all our interface TCN stations are out of supply, and we are unable to provide service to our customers in Abia, Anambra, Ebonyi, Enugu and Imo states.”
Meanwhile, the Transmission Company of Nigeria, TCN, has confirmed the total system collapse which has caused power outage across its network, leading to a total blackout across the country.
TCN General Manager, Public Affairs, Ndidi Mbah, said the national grid collapse was coming after 421 days of consistent grid stability, assuring that work was in top gear to restore the national grid and ensure stability.
“TCN hereby notes that grid restoration nationwide is in progress and has reached advanced stages with power supply now available in the West, North Central, South, East, and a large portion of the Northern parts of the country.
“The power supply restoration is sequel to the total grid collapse, which occurred at about 12.35 am, this morning, causing outage nationwide, after over 421 days of consistent grid stability.
“In the course of the grid restoration, the process initially suffered a setback; this does not amount to another collapse. In the course of any grid restoration process, challenges may be encountered. This happened today while the grid
restoration was in progress, but it was promptly addressed.”