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Power sector records 230 systems breakdown in 8 years

DESPITE the fact that the nation’s natural gas reserves rose by 4.067 trillion cubic feet (tcf) from 187.998tcf in 2014 to 192.065tcf in 2015, the power sector continues to suffer various setbacks as it recorded 230 systems breakdown or collapses in eight years.

System collapse is the process by which the series of events accompanying voltage instability leads to a blackout or abnormally low voltages in a significant part of the power system.

Investigation by Vanguard showed that the development was fuelled by limited distribution infrastructure, insufficient gas supply, inadequate transmission facilities and unstable water level.

A breakdown showed that Nigeria recorded a total of 42 systems breakdown (highest) in 2010, of which 22 were total, while 20 were partial in nature.

Vanguard, March 13, 2018

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