The Federal Authorities has deployed a brand new expertise as a stop-gap answer to the challenges confronting Nigeria’s energy grid, the Transmission Firm of Nigeria has stated.
Officers of the corporate stated the expertise, comprising Web of Issues and the Digital Personal Community, was deployed by the federal government by way of TCN to observe real-time grid operations and assist mitigate energy system collapse.
It was additionally gathered that the power would enhance energy grid administration on the Nationwide Management Centre, Osogbo in Osun State, as it could enhance real-time operations of the nationwide grid, pending the deployment of a long-term community automation system.
Nigeria’s energy grid has recorded a collection of collapses this 12 months, throwing many components of the nation in darkness on these events.
On July 22, 2022, for example, The PUNCH solely reported that energy technology on the grid crashed from over 3,900 megawatts to 3MW when the grid collapsed on July 20, 2022.
The July 20, 2022 grid collapse made it the sixth time that the system had crashed in 2022. On June 13, The PUNCH reported a grid collapse. The nation’s energy system collapsed twice in March and twice once more in April this 12 months.
Energy technology on the grid has continued to fluctuate as a result of numerous considerations resembling fuel constraints, water administration challenges, and fuel pipeline vandalism, amongst others.
However the TCN said on Wednesday that with its new expertise the facility grid would obtain improved monitoring, as this could assist in its administration going ahead.
“The deployment of the sensible grid system is within the superior stage of the procurement course of for a sturdy deployment of a full-scale state-of-the-art Supervisory Management and Knowledge Acquisition/Vitality Administration System,” the Normal Supervisor, Public Affairs, Ndidi Mbah, said.
TCN operates the nationwide electrical energy grid with over 20,000km of 330 and 132 kilovolts transmission strains, that are stated to be among the many few largest transmission networks in Africa.
For the time being, Nigeria’s transmission community consists of excessive voltage substations with a confirmed 7,300 megawatts of electrical energy wheeling capability, and nonetheless increasing.
This transmission system is being reformed by TCN because the Nigerian electrical energy market, which includes the technology, transmission and distribution corporations prepares for a aggressive market stage away from the transitional stage it has been for over seven years.
This new stage will imply that every one transactions are based mostly on contracts with optimum customer support supply.
And to check run this, the Nigerian Electrical energy Regulatory Fee pushed for the Service Degree Settlement in 2021, which turned binding on all operators to make sure improved service supply to energy customers.
The Managing Director, TCN, Sule Abdulaziz, stated the corporate had boosted the digitisation of grid operations, because the NCC’s management room was solely liable for all actions associated to grid community information acquisition, real-time grid operations and administration for optimum service supply.