Power Grid Gets Early Warning System As FG Deploys Tech to Prevent Blackouts


Power Blackout: Electricity Company Apologises To Nigerians

In a bid to address the recurrent collapse of Nigeria’s power grid, the Federal Government has deployed a new technology to detect and respond to sudden drops or dips in power generation across the country.

It announced this through the Transmission Company of Nigeria on Wednesday, stating that the new Generation Dip/Loss Detection System would advance TCN’s grid management capabilities.

On Tuesday, Nigeria witnessed its sixth power grid collapse of 2024 the preceding day, as electricity generation on the system collapsed from 2,583.77 megawatts at 2 am on Monday to 64.7MW around 3am before the grid was restored later in the day.

The report stated that hough the Transmission Company of Nigeria attributed the cause of Monday’s grid collapse to a fire incident, it had consistently blamed gas shortage for power generation and the vandalism of power infrastructure for the recurrent cases of grid collapse in Nigeria.

Nigeria generates an average of 4,000MW of electricity for an estimated 200 million citizens across the country.

But this is hardly sustainable, as the grid continues to record incessant collapse due to gas supply constraints, transmission infrastructure vandalism, and liquidity crisis, among others.

To address this, TCN in a statement issued by its spokesperson in Abuja on Wednesday, said a new technology had been deployed by the Federal Government’s company to effectively manage the transmission network and the national grid.

It said, “As TCN continues to make efforts to enhance grid management, its engineers have recently deployed the Generation Dip/Loss Detection System which plays a pivotal role in detecting and responding to sudden drops or dips in power generation across the network.

“This new innovation stands as a testament to the Transmission Company of Nigeria’s commitment to advancing grid management capabilities.

“Designed to empower the National Control Centre in Osogbo, GLDS provides grid controllers in NCC with advanced tools for real-time monitoring and analysis of grid performance.

“Its intuitive interface allows for the setting of parameters, continuous monitoring of power generating stations, and comprehensive reporting functionalities, enabling swift responses to grid disturbances.”

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