TCN to deploy software to check grid collapse


Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) says it will acquire a Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) to check frequent grid collapse and energy rejection by Distribution Companies (DISCOs).

Mr Ekere Nsima, the Chairman, Governing Board of TCN, said this during a visit by the board to its warehouse and some substations on Monday in Lagos.

According to him, most times, when energy is transmitted to them, much of the power will not be used and this affects the frequency which ultimately impacts negatively on the grid.

“When the DISCOs were given to the private sector, if you recollect there were some investments they were supposed to make within a certain period to enhance their operation, but unfortunately they didn’t.

“Also right now, because they didn’t make the investments they are not able to distribute the power they get today from generation and transmission.

“The SCADA will help to ascertain how much is being generated and transmitted. They will stop blaming us and Nigerians will see it themselves.

“So, TCN is in the process of installing a SCADA system and we know that once this is in place and deployed, it will help to get substance with grid collapse and liability,” he said.

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