Nigeria’s electricity grid suffered 222 partial and total system collapses from January 2010 to June 2022.


An analysis of industry data – mostly from the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission, NERC – from January 2010 to September 2021 showed that the grid suffered 216 system collapses.


It added that information relating to the crashes was not officially available from September 2021 to June 2022. 


The grid collapsed in February, May, July, and August 2021.


Last month, it experienced collapse for the seventh time in 2022.


The grid experienced 206 collapses between 2010 and 2019. 


Report of a review of the data showed that in 2010, Nigeria experienced
42 total and partial crashes; 19 in 2011; 24 in 2012 and 2013, respectively; 13 in 2014; and 10 in 2015.


In 2016, the number of cases rose to 28; it came to 21 in 2017; 13 in 2018; 11 in 2019 and four in 2020.