Nationwide blackout in Nigeria as TCN announces total system collapse

The Transmission Company of Nigeria has announced a total collapse of the country’s electricity grid.

It, however, assured that restoration of the grid was at an advanced stage and explained that the total collapse was due to tripping of three generator units at Egbin power generation station.
The daily report on Nigeria’s power sector stated that the grid collapsed totally on Thursday, September 28, 2017, after the country generated 3,515 megawatts of electricity the preceding day.
The TCN said, “A total system collapse was recorded on September 28, 2017 at 20:03Hrs.
“Reports obtained from stations and the sequence of events generated by the SCADA system indicated that the system collapse was triggered by the tripping of Egbin Units ST4, ST6 and ST5 at ‘20:03:15, 20:03:32 and 20:03:34’ respectively.
“By this incident, the Nigerian electric power grid lost generation completely before restoration commenced at 20:22Hrs.”
TCN added that the development had left the system vulnerable to the extent that perturbations of this magnitude resulted in severe system frequency dip that culminated in system collapse.


  1. Collapsed grid or not.Electricity power supply has always a challenge in Nigeria but God's light must shine.

    1. Yes! God's light must shine! That's the most essential.

  2. When will Nigerians be proud of power transmission. When there was no breakdown sef blackout dey

  3. For those in Nigeria who are enjoying d regular electricity supply or any at all. Not for those of us who are on d other part of Nigeria tht the country has been unfair ti.-Sango Ota and its environs. We are not bothered if there is any collapse in supply. We are waiting for d man or government God we use for us

  4. The headline scared me at first.

  5. News like this is nt really necessary in nigeria nc there is alawys nepa failure


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