In a recent development, the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) reported a system collapse in the national grid, sending shockwaves through the country. The confirmation, delivered by Ndidi Mbah, General Manager of Public Affairs at TCN, revealed that the collapse occurred on Monday, marking another unsettling incident within months.
“The grid experienced a collapse today. Presently, it (supply) has been restored except for the Jos Axis, which will soon have supply within the hour. The collapse happened by 13.49 this afternoon. It is now fully restored by 18.51,” Mbah stated.
This recent collapse follows a similar incident in September, leaving Nigerians in darkness and raising concerns about the stability of the national power grid. Notably, the September collapse occurred just weeks after TCN proudly announced over 400 consecutive days of uninterrupted stability in the power grid.
The August announcement highlighted a significant milestone for Nigeria’s power infrastructure, portraying a period of unprecedented stability. However, the recent string of collapses, including eight instances in 2022 alone, underscores the persistent challenges faced by the Nigerian power sector.
What This Means For Americans
American anxieties about power grid vulnerabilities intensify as they observe disruptions in critical infrastructures worldwide. The Nigerian incidents serve as a stark reminder of the fragility of power grids and the potential consequences of a widespread collapse.
As the global community grapples with energy security concerns, the parallels between the Nigerian power grid challenges and American ones become increasingly apparent. The reliability of power infrastructure is a cornerstone of modern societies, and any disruption raises questions about preparedness and resilience.
In recent years, the power sector in Nigeria has faced multifaceted challenges, including issues related to electricity policy enforcement, regulatory uncertainties, gas supply constraints, transmission system challenges, and significant planning shortfalls. These challenges mirror the complexities faced by power systems globally, including in the United States, contributing to the shared unease about potential grid failures.
As discussions about energy security gain prominence, American citizens are becoming more attuned to the vulnerabilities of their own power grid. The fear of a complete grid collapse resonates deeply with those who understand the cascading impact such an event can have on daily life, national security, and economic stability.
The recent events in Nigeria underscore the importance of addressing vulnerabilities, fortifying power infrastructures, and fostering a resilient energy landscape.
They also underscore the need for Americans to prepare themselves. Don’t think that it can’t happen here. The American power grid is extremely fragile, requiring only 8 transistors to go down to collapse completely with no repairs coming for at least 18 months. In that time it’s estimated that 90 percent of Americans will die.
Don’t be part of that statistic. Prepare yourself and your family for a living nightmare in a dark America.
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