Nigeria’s power grid collapsed again on April 26, 2017, making it the second time the system crashed last month. Figures from the Transmission Company of Nigeria showed that power generation dropped significantly last week from 3,222.5 megawatts on April 25 to 113.6MW the next day. It was gathered that the most recent system collapse was due to frequency constraints on the grid.
This, according to industry sources, is despite the increased gas supply to the power plants following the stability in the Niger Delta. Data from the National Control Centre for the power sector indicated that outages on two power lines and a transmission station contributed to the most recent collapse of the grid.