TCN blame Gencos, Discos on grid collapse



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The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) has blamed the power generation and distribution companies for the numerous grid failures that the country has experienced.
As a result, it asked the Discos and Gencos to “up their game” when it came to delivering electricity.
Nsima Ekere, a member of TCN’s governing board and Chairman of the Technical and Monitoring Committee, made the disclosure to the media on the sidelines of the board’s two-day official visit to Ojo and other transmission stations in Lagos.
In order for Nigerians to enjoy some degree of power stability, he stated, the Discos and Gencos should invest appropriately in their networks and infrastructures.
He stated that the faults should be traced to the generating and utility companies, and TCN was not to blame for poor services provided to electricity consumers.
Ekere advised electricity distribution and generation companies to enhance their power distribution and generation capabilities.
He stated, “We were concerned about the issue of grid collapse when this board came on stream.”After that, we established a committee to investigate the matter, and we discovered that it is a complex one.
TCN is not to blame.It comes from the Gencos and Discos because they sometimes take less power when we tell them to.The grid is negatively impacted by all of these.
Customers’ access to electricity is not solely dependent on TCN capacity.In order for supply to improve, the Gencos and Discos must generate and distribute sufficient power.
He stated that TCN was installing a SCADA system, which, in his opinion, would contribute to grid stability and prevent grid collapse.
The board also went to the Ikeja West/330/312kV transmission station, Alagbon, Lekki, and stopped at the Eko Atlantic TCN station.
This year, the national grid has gone down about eight times.
Chris Okonkwo, General Manager of TCN Lagos, stated that the ongoing audit of all equipment at the Ojo store would be finished within the next month before it was distributed to various substations for use.
He added that TCN had received forty transformers thus far, and that approximately twenty of them had already been installed in state substations.

Samuel Alexander

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