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Benin substation fire June 30, 2019

SPECIAL REPORT: Despite huge investment in power, Nigeria suffered 206 grid collapses in 9 years

Nigerians woke up on Wednesday, May 8, to a nationwide power outage that cut off power from many homes and factories leading to reduced load allocations to the distribution companies (DisCos). At about 5:29 am the following day (Thursday, May 9, 2019), the grid collapsed again, compounding the nation’s energy…