The Port Harcourt Electricity Distribution Company, PHED, has notified its consumers within the region, Rivers, Bayelsa, Cross River and Akwa Ibom States that the National Power Grid has collapsed.
Jonah Iboma, the Head of Corporate Communications of the Port Harcourt Electricity Distribution Company, disclosed this.
He said PHED is now receiving zero power from the national grid as a result of the collapse which occurred on Sunday, 19 June.
According to him, the implication of the collapse of the national grid is that most cities in the four states are now witnessing blackout.
He added that PHED would source for power from other alternative sources to mitigate the impact of the collapse of the National Grid on electricity consumers in Rivers, Bayelsa, Cross River and Akwa Ibom States.
Iboma said PHED would distribute the little power it is able to generate from alternative sources within this period to only customers who are willing to pay.
In Rivers State consumers have started experiencing insufficient electricity supply, especially in areas that power supply was adequate.