Nigeria’s national power grid collapsed on Sunday, the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) said in a statement.
Power outages in Nigeria, the most populous nation in Africa, are common, but a system breakdown is uncommon.
TCN announced that it will conduct investigations to determine what caused the « multiple trip » once the network is fully restored.
The country’s power grid, along with the resulting precarious energy supply, is a key issue that is hindering the growth of the continent’s largest economy.
Nigeria recently implemented its first increase in electricity tariffs at state-controlled prices since 2015. This doubled prices for some consumers, but the government and industry said there was a need to allow distributors to recoup the costs and pay producer companies.
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World News – US – The Nigerian Electricity Commission is busy restoring power after the grid collapsed on Sunday
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