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  •   The Nigerian Electricity Management Services Agency NEMSA has reiterated its commitment to ensure that Nigerians have efficient safe and reliable energy supply services In a statement issued by the Department of External Affairs in Abuja on Sunday NEMSA said it was also effectively carrying out its legal mandate The agency said its administration under the leadership of Managing Director Mr Aliyu Tahir was working around the clock to ensure Nigerians have more stable power supply services He said this would be achieved by ensuring that electrical materials and equipment are of a high quality The statement recalled that the agency was created in 2015 and is in charge of carrying out the functions of compliance with technical standards and regulations technical inspection testing and certification of all categories of electrical installations electricity meters and instruments He said the step was to ensure efficient production and delivery of a safe reliable and sustainable electricity supply and to ensure the safety of life and property in the Nigerian Electricity Supply Industry NESI and other industries workplaces and allied facilities He said his primary mandate would be achieved through close collaboration with partners including the Standard Organization of Nigeria SON the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Agency NERC and the Federal Ministry of Energy NEMSA strives to ensure zero electrical accident incidents energy responsibility eliminate substandard equipment and materials and rid the system of charlatan electrical personnel One of the strategies to realize the vision is through the effective delivery of services our corporate culture defines a set of corporate values of quality service and safety honesty and integrity as well as leadership and collaboration For the avoidance of doubt the 2015 NEMSA empowers you to ensure compliance with rules and regulations he said The statement said that these standards were developed the technical regulations were developed NEMSA s mandate is to enforce these standards and regulations We carry them out through a series of activities one of which is the inspection and testing of all categories of electrical equipment and installations When we go out to inspect we make sure that all the requirements are met before we can issue a certification for that equipment to be installed for use in the country Through that process we enforce the rules and regulations We also do regular monitoring of existing networks he said The statement explained that the agency s activities were divided into five areas We also certify electrical installation personnel who are the personnel responsible for carrying out electrical installations throughout the country through certification We make sure they are qualified and competent and understand the regulations and standards regarding their roles We also make sure they regularly update their industry knowledge while we monitor their performance The next area of our mandate is the testing and certification of materials and equipment used in electrical works We have our meter testing labs across the country where we test meters before they are installed in homes and public places he said He added that the agency also inspects transformers assemblers and fabricators as well as cable manufacturers across the country Through that means NEMSA ensures that this equipment and materials are tested and certified before it is deployed for use in the country We have successfully updated our quality management system certification ISO 9001 for the year 2022 In addition we have successfully started the ISO 17024 certification process that has to do with the accreditation of our laboratories to ensure that our services are recognized and accepted worldwide That is ongoing We have also inaugurated a working group on monitoring the performance of existing networks across the country he said According to the statement basically the mandate of the working group is to analyze the challenges between transmission and distribution We realized that there is a big gap between the two and it is not helping our country he said Edited Jegede Source Credit NAN
    NEMSA commits to reliable power supply — Official
      The Nigerian Electricity Management Services Agency NEMSA has reiterated its commitment to ensure that Nigerians have efficient safe and reliable energy supply services In a statement issued by the Department of External Affairs in Abuja on Sunday NEMSA said it was also effectively carrying out its legal mandate The agency said its administration under the leadership of Managing Director Mr Aliyu Tahir was working around the clock to ensure Nigerians have more stable power supply services He said this would be achieved by ensuring that electrical materials and equipment are of a high quality The statement recalled that the agency was created in 2015 and is in charge of carrying out the functions of compliance with technical standards and regulations technical inspection testing and certification of all categories of electrical installations electricity meters and instruments He said the step was to ensure efficient production and delivery of a safe reliable and sustainable electricity supply and to ensure the safety of life and property in the Nigerian Electricity Supply Industry NESI and other industries workplaces and allied facilities He said his primary mandate would be achieved through close collaboration with partners including the Standard Organization of Nigeria SON the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Agency NERC and the Federal Ministry of Energy NEMSA strives to ensure zero electrical accident incidents energy responsibility eliminate substandard equipment and materials and rid the system of charlatan electrical personnel One of the strategies to realize the vision is through the effective delivery of services our corporate culture defines a set of corporate values of quality service and safety honesty and integrity as well as leadership and collaboration For the avoidance of doubt the 2015 NEMSA empowers you to ensure compliance with rules and regulations he said The statement said that these standards were developed the technical regulations were developed NEMSA s mandate is to enforce these standards and regulations We carry them out through a series of activities one of which is the inspection and testing of all categories of electrical equipment and installations When we go out to inspect we make sure that all the requirements are met before we can issue a certification for that equipment to be installed for use in the country Through that process we enforce the rules and regulations We also do regular monitoring of existing networks he said The statement explained that the agency s activities were divided into five areas We also certify electrical installation personnel who are the personnel responsible for carrying out electrical installations throughout the country through certification We make sure they are qualified and competent and understand the regulations and standards regarding their roles We also make sure they regularly update their industry knowledge while we monitor their performance The next area of our mandate is the testing and certification of materials and equipment used in electrical works We have our meter testing labs across the country where we test meters before they are installed in homes and public places he said He added that the agency also inspects transformers assemblers and fabricators as well as cable manufacturers across the country Through that means NEMSA ensures that this equipment and materials are tested and certified before it is deployed for use in the country We have successfully updated our quality management system certification ISO 9001 for the year 2022 In addition we have successfully started the ISO 17024 certification process that has to do with the accreditation of our laboratories to ensure that our services are recognized and accepted worldwide That is ongoing We have also inaugurated a working group on monitoring the performance of existing networks across the country he said According to the statement basically the mandate of the working group is to analyze the challenges between transmission and distribution We realized that there is a big gap between the two and it is not helping our country he said Edited Jegede Source Credit NAN
    NEMSA commits to reliable power supply — Official
    Economy2 weeks ago

    NEMSA commits to reliable power supply — Official

    The Nigerian Electricity Management Services Agency (NEMSA) has reiterated its commitment to ensure that Nigerians have efficient, safe and reliable energy supply services.

    In a statement issued by the Department of External Affairs in Abuja on Sunday, NEMSA said it was also effectively carrying out its legal mandate.

    The agency said its administration under the leadership of Managing Director Mr Aliyu Tahir was working around the clock to ensure Nigerians have more stable power supply services.

    He said this would be achieved by ensuring that electrical materials and equipment are of a high quality.

    The statement recalled that the agency was created in 2015 and is in charge of carrying out the functions of compliance with technical standards and regulations, technical inspection, testing, and certification of all categories of electrical installations, electricity meters, and instruments.

    He said the step was to ensure efficient production and delivery of a safe, reliable and sustainable electricity supply and to ensure the safety of life and property in the Nigerian Electricity Supply Industry (NESI) and other industries, workplaces and allied facilities.

    He said his primary mandate would be achieved through close collaboration with partners including the Standard Organization of Nigeria (SON), the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Agency (NERC) and the Federal Ministry of Energy.

    “NEMSA strives to ensure zero electrical accident incidents, energy responsibility, eliminate substandard equipment and materials, and rid the system of charlatan electrical personnel.

    ”One of the strategies to realize the vision is through the effective delivery of services, our corporate culture defines a set of corporate values ​​of quality service and safety, honesty and integrity, as well as leadership and collaboration.

    “For the avoidance of doubt, the 2015 NEMSA empowers you to ensure compliance with rules and regulations,” he said.

    The statement said that these standards were developed the technical regulations were developed NEMSA's mandate is to enforce these standards and regulations.

    “We carry them out through a series of activities, one of which is the inspection and testing of all categories of electrical equipment and installations.

    “When we go out to inspect, we make sure that all the requirements are met before we can issue a certification for that equipment to be installed for use in the country.

    “Through that process, we enforce the rules and regulations. We also do regular monitoring of existing networks,” he said.

    The statement explained that the agency's activities were divided into five areas.

    “We also certify electrical installation personnel, who are the personnel responsible for carrying out electrical installations throughout the country through certification.

    ”'We make sure they are qualified and competent and understand the regulations and standards regarding their roles. We also make sure they regularly update their industry knowledge while we monitor their performance.

    “The next area of ​​our mandate is the testing and certification of materials and equipment used in electrical works. We have our meter testing labs across the country where we test meters before they are installed in homes and public places,” he said.

    He added that the agency also inspects transformers; assemblers and fabricators, as well as cable manufacturers across the country.

    “Through that means, NEMSA ensures that this equipment and materials are tested and certified before it is deployed for use in the country.

    “We have successfully updated our quality management system certification (ISO 9001) for the year 2022.

    “In addition, we have successfully started the ISO 17024 certification process that has to do with the accreditation of our laboratories to ensure that our services are recognized and accepted worldwide. That is ongoing.

    “We have also inaugurated a working group on monitoring the performance of existing networks across the country,” he said.

    According to the statement, basically, the mandate of the working group is to analyze the challenges between transmission and distribution.

    “We realized that there is a big gap between the two and it is not helping our country,” he said.)

    Edited -Jegede

    Source Credit: NAN

  •   Dr Alhaji Aliyu Tahir NEMSA The Nigerian Electricity Management Services Agency NEMSA has reiterated its commitment to ensure that Nigerians have efficient safe and reliable energy supply services In a statement issued by the Department of External Affairs in Abuja on Sunday NEMSA said it was also effectively carrying out its legal mandate The agency said its administration under the leadership of Managing Director Mr Aliyu Tahir was working around the clock to ensure Nigerians have more stable power supply services He said this would be achieved by ensuring that electrical materials and equipment are of a high quality The statement recalled that the agency was created in 2015 and is in charge of carrying out the functions of compliance with technical standards and regulations technical inspection testing and certification of all categories of electrical installations electricity meters and instruments He said the step was to ensure efficient production and delivery of a safe reliable and sustainable electricity supply and to ensure the safety of life and property in the Nigerian Electricity Supply Industry NESI and other industries workplaces and allied facilities He said his primary mandate would be achieved through close collaboration with partners including the Standard Organization of Nigeria SON the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Agency NERC and the Federal Ministry of Energy NEMSA strives to ensure zero electrical accident incidents energy responsibility eliminate substandard equipment and materials and rid the system of charlatan electrical personnel One of the strategies to realize the vision is through the effective delivery of services our corporate culture defines a set of corporate values of quality service and safety honesty and integrity as well as leadership and collaboration For the avoidance of doubt the 2015 NEMSA empowers you to ensure compliance with rules and regulations he said The statement said that these standards were developed the technical regulations were developed NEMSA s mandate is to enforce these standards and regulations We carry them out through a series of activities one of which is the inspection and testing of all categories of electrical equipment and installations When we go out to inspect we make sure that all the requirements are met before we can issue a certification for that equipment to be installed for use in the country Through that process we enforce the rules and regulations We also do regular monitoring of existing networks he said The statement explained that the agency s activities were divided into five areas We also certify electrical installation personnel who are the personnel responsible for carrying out electrical installations throughout the country through certification We make sure they are qualified and competent and understand the regulations and standards regarding their roles We also make sure they regularly update their industry knowledge while we monitor their performance The next area of our mandate is the testing and certification of materials and equipment used in electrical works We have our meter testing labs across the country where we test meters before they are installed in homes and public places he said He added that the agency also inspects transformers assemblers and fabricators as well as cable manufacturers across the country Through that means NEMSA ensures that this equipment and materials are tested and certified before it is deployed for use in the country We have successfully updated our quality management system certification ISO 9001 for the year 2022 In addition we have successfully started the ISO 17024 certification process that has to do with the accreditation of our laboratories to ensure that our services are recognized and accepted worldwide That is ongoing We have also inaugurated a working group on monitoring the performance of existing networks across the country he said According to the statement basically the mandate of the working group is to analyze the challenges between transmission and distribution We realized that there is a big gap between the two and it is not helping our country he said Source Credit NAN
    NEMSA working to ensure reliable power supply — Official
      Dr Alhaji Aliyu Tahir NEMSA The Nigerian Electricity Management Services Agency NEMSA has reiterated its commitment to ensure that Nigerians have efficient safe and reliable energy supply services In a statement issued by the Department of External Affairs in Abuja on Sunday NEMSA said it was also effectively carrying out its legal mandate The agency said its administration under the leadership of Managing Director Mr Aliyu Tahir was working around the clock to ensure Nigerians have more stable power supply services He said this would be achieved by ensuring that electrical materials and equipment are of a high quality The statement recalled that the agency was created in 2015 and is in charge of carrying out the functions of compliance with technical standards and regulations technical inspection testing and certification of all categories of electrical installations electricity meters and instruments He said the step was to ensure efficient production and delivery of a safe reliable and sustainable electricity supply and to ensure the safety of life and property in the Nigerian Electricity Supply Industry NESI and other industries workplaces and allied facilities He said his primary mandate would be achieved through close collaboration with partners including the Standard Organization of Nigeria SON the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Agency NERC and the Federal Ministry of Energy NEMSA strives to ensure zero electrical accident incidents energy responsibility eliminate substandard equipment and materials and rid the system of charlatan electrical personnel One of the strategies to realize the vision is through the effective delivery of services our corporate culture defines a set of corporate values of quality service and safety honesty and integrity as well as leadership and collaboration For the avoidance of doubt the 2015 NEMSA empowers you to ensure compliance with rules and regulations he said The statement said that these standards were developed the technical regulations were developed NEMSA s mandate is to enforce these standards and regulations We carry them out through a series of activities one of which is the inspection and testing of all categories of electrical equipment and installations When we go out to inspect we make sure that all the requirements are met before we can issue a certification for that equipment to be installed for use in the country Through that process we enforce the rules and regulations We also do regular monitoring of existing networks he said The statement explained that the agency s activities were divided into five areas We also certify electrical installation personnel who are the personnel responsible for carrying out electrical installations throughout the country through certification We make sure they are qualified and competent and understand the regulations and standards regarding their roles We also make sure they regularly update their industry knowledge while we monitor their performance The next area of our mandate is the testing and certification of materials and equipment used in electrical works We have our meter testing labs across the country where we test meters before they are installed in homes and public places he said He added that the agency also inspects transformers assemblers and fabricators as well as cable manufacturers across the country Through that means NEMSA ensures that this equipment and materials are tested and certified before it is deployed for use in the country We have successfully updated our quality management system certification ISO 9001 for the year 2022 In addition we have successfully started the ISO 17024 certification process that has to do with the accreditation of our laboratories to ensure that our services are recognized and accepted worldwide That is ongoing We have also inaugurated a working group on monitoring the performance of existing networks across the country he said According to the statement basically the mandate of the working group is to analyze the challenges between transmission and distribution We realized that there is a big gap between the two and it is not helping our country he said Source Credit NAN
    NEMSA working to ensure reliable power supply — Official
    Business2 weeks ago

    NEMSA working to ensure reliable power supply — Official

    Dr. Alhaji Aliyu Tahir NEMSA

    The Nigerian Electricity Management Services Agency (NEMSA) has reiterated its commitment to ensure that Nigerians have efficient, safe and reliable energy supply services.

    In a statement issued by the Department of External Affairs in Abuja on Sunday, NEMSA said it was also effectively carrying out its legal mandate.

    The agency said its administration under the leadership of Managing Director Mr Aliyu Tahir was working around the clock to ensure Nigerians have more stable power supply services.

    He said this would be achieved by ensuring that electrical materials and equipment are of a high quality.

    The statement recalled that the agency was created in 2015 and is in charge of carrying out the functions of compliance with technical standards and regulations, technical inspection, testing, and certification of all categories of electrical installations, electricity meters, and instruments.

    He said the step was to ensure efficient production and delivery of a safe, reliable and sustainable electricity supply and to ensure the safety of life and property in the Nigerian Electricity Supply Industry (NESI) and other industries, workplaces and allied facilities.

    He said his primary mandate would be achieved through close collaboration with partners including the Standard Organization of Nigeria (SON), the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Agency (NERC) and the Federal Ministry of Energy.

    “NEMSA strives to ensure zero electrical accident incidents, energy responsibility, eliminate substandard equipment and materials, and rid the system of charlatan electrical personnel.

    ”One of the strategies to realize the vision is through the effective delivery of services, our corporate culture defines a set of corporate values ​​of quality service and safety, honesty and integrity, as well as leadership and collaboration.

    “For the avoidance of doubt, the 2015 NEMSA empowers you to ensure compliance with rules and regulations,” he said.

    The statement said that these standards were developed the technical regulations were developed NEMSA's mandate is to enforce these standards and regulations.

    “We carry them out through a series of activities, one of which is the inspection and testing of all categories of electrical equipment and installations.

    “When we go out to inspect, we make sure that all the requirements are met before we can issue a certification for that equipment to be installed for use in the country.

    “Through that process, we enforce the rules and regulations. We also do regular monitoring of existing networks,” he said.

    The statement explained that the agency's activities were divided into five areas.

    “We also certify electrical installation personnel, who are the personnel responsible for carrying out electrical installations throughout the country through certification.

    ”'We make sure they are qualified and competent and understand the regulations and standards regarding their roles. We also make sure they regularly update their industry knowledge while we monitor their performance.

    “The next area of ​​our mandate is the testing and certification of materials and equipment used in electrical works. We have our meter testing labs across the country where we test meters before they are installed in homes and public places,” he said.

    He added that the agency also inspects transformers; assemblers and fabricators, as well as cable manufacturers across the country.

    “Through that means, NEMSA ensures that this equipment and materials are tested and certified before it is deployed for use in the country.

    “We have successfully updated our quality management system certification (ISO 9001) for the year 2022.

    “In addition, we have successfully started the ISO 17024 certification process that has to do with the accreditation of our laboratories to ensure that our services are recognized and accepted worldwide. That is ongoing.

    “We have also inaugurated a working group on monitoring the performance of existing networks across the country,” he said.

    According to the statement, basically, the mandate of the working group is to analyze the challenges between transmission and distribution.

    “We realized that there is a big gap between the two and it is not helping our country,” he said.)

    Source Credit: NAN

  •   Mr Abubakar Aliyu The Minister of Energy Mr Abubakar Aliyu says that the Federal Government plans to increase the transmission capacity in megawatts of the Transmission Company of Nigeria TCN to boost electricity supply Aliyu said this while inspecting the Abuja Ring Project which was running in Abuja on Friday He said that the projects which are six are made up of lines and substations adding that when they are finished they will increase TCN s available capacity by more than 1 000 Megawatts MW The project is about six and they are over 90 percent complete and expect to be completed in November December the contractor is chasing the completion date and when it is completed it will increase the power supply in and around Abuja This project is funded with 170 million from the Agence Fran aise de D veloppement AFD and started by the Buhari Administration in 2018 in pursuit of increasing the capacity of the Nigerian Electricity Supply Industry NESI he said The minister said that the projects consist of a new substation in Dawaki Gwarinpa New Apo substation existing Old Apo substation among others According to him there has been an existing 132 kilovolt KV line from Suleja to Katampe which was initially in Kubwa He said the new substation would give Dawaki and the environment more electricity as they have been depending on Kubwa He said that a platform had been built at the Vieja Apo Substation to receive a 60 Mega Volt Ampere transformer from the Siemens Electrical Project and that it will be installed in a couple of days The new Apo substation is new and is receiving a 330 KVA line from Nassarawa to increase supply in and around Abuja he said Speaking about the Siemens Power Project the minister said that some engineers would go to France before the end of the month to do a factory test on some transformers Aliyu said some of the transformers were already in the country and some offshore According to him the mobile substation with so many components will start to arrive in January 2023 as they are being tested together with other transformers The minister called on Nigerians to be patient as the government is doing a lot to improve energy supply The Nigerian News Agency reports that the Managing Director of TCN Mr Sule Abdulaziz the administrative staff of the Ministry of Energy and TCN inspected the project with the minister edited Source Credit NAN
    FG to increase TCN wheeling capacity -Minister
      Mr Abubakar Aliyu The Minister of Energy Mr Abubakar Aliyu says that the Federal Government plans to increase the transmission capacity in megawatts of the Transmission Company of Nigeria TCN to boost electricity supply Aliyu said this while inspecting the Abuja Ring Project which was running in Abuja on Friday He said that the projects which are six are made up of lines and substations adding that when they are finished they will increase TCN s available capacity by more than 1 000 Megawatts MW The project is about six and they are over 90 percent complete and expect to be completed in November December the contractor is chasing the completion date and when it is completed it will increase the power supply in and around Abuja This project is funded with 170 million from the Agence Fran aise de D veloppement AFD and started by the Buhari Administration in 2018 in pursuit of increasing the capacity of the Nigerian Electricity Supply Industry NESI he said The minister said that the projects consist of a new substation in Dawaki Gwarinpa New Apo substation existing Old Apo substation among others According to him there has been an existing 132 kilovolt KV line from Suleja to Katampe which was initially in Kubwa He said the new substation would give Dawaki and the environment more electricity as they have been depending on Kubwa He said that a platform had been built at the Vieja Apo Substation to receive a 60 Mega Volt Ampere transformer from the Siemens Electrical Project and that it will be installed in a couple of days The new Apo substation is new and is receiving a 330 KVA line from Nassarawa to increase supply in and around Abuja he said Speaking about the Siemens Power Project the minister said that some engineers would go to France before the end of the month to do a factory test on some transformers Aliyu said some of the transformers were already in the country and some offshore According to him the mobile substation with so many components will start to arrive in January 2023 as they are being tested together with other transformers The minister called on Nigerians to be patient as the government is doing a lot to improve energy supply The Nigerian News Agency reports that the Managing Director of TCN Mr Sule Abdulaziz the administrative staff of the Ministry of Energy and TCN inspected the project with the minister edited Source Credit NAN
    FG to increase TCN wheeling capacity -Minister
    General news2 weeks ago

    FG to increase TCN wheeling capacity -Minister

    Mr. Abubakar Aliyu

    The Minister of Energy, Mr. Abubakar Aliyu, says that the Federal Government plans to increase the transmission capacity in megawatts of the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) to boost electricity supply.

    Aliyu said this while inspecting the "Abuja Ring Project" which was running in Abuja on Friday.

    He said that the projects, which are six, are made up of lines and substations, adding that when they are finished they will increase TCN's available capacity by more than 1,000 Megawatts (MW).

    ”The project is about six and they are over 90 percent complete and expect to be completed in November, December, the contractor is chasing the completion date and when it is completed it will increase the power supply in and around Abuja.

    "This project is funded with $170 million from the Agence Française de Développement (AFD) and started by the Buhari Administration in 2018 in pursuit of increasing the capacity of the Nigerian Electricity Supply Industry (NESI)," he said.

    The minister said that the projects consist of a new substation in Dawaki, Gwarinpa, New Apo substation, existing Old Apo substation, among others.

    According to him, there has been an existing 132 kilovolt (KV) line from Suleja to Katampe, which was initially in Kubwa.

    He said the new substation would give Dawaki and the environment more electricity, as they have been depending on Kubwa.

    He said that a platform had been built at the Vieja Apo Substation to receive a 60 Mega Volt Ampere transformer from the Siemens Electrical Project and that it will be installed in a couple of days.

    "The new Apo substation is new and is receiving a 330 KVA line from Nassarawa to increase supply in and around Abuja," he said.

    Speaking about the Siemens Power Project, the minister said that some engineers would go to France before the end of the month to do a factory test on some transformers.

    Aliyu said some of the transformers were already in the country and some offshore.

    According to him, the mobile substation with so many components will start to arrive in January 2023, as they are being tested together with other transformers.

    The minister called on Nigerians to be patient as the government is doing a lot to improve energy supply.

    The Nigerian News Agency reports that the Managing Director of TCN, Mr. Sule Abdulaziz, the administrative staff of the Ministry of Energy and TCN inspected the project with the minister.

    edited

    Source Credit: NAN

  •  The National Power Training Institute of Nigeria NAPlTIN says it has trained power sector officials in over 20 countries to boost the delivery of electricity in the West African nations and beyond The institute s Director General Ahmed Nagode told the News Agency of Nigeria in Lagos on Sunday Nagode said that some of the benefited West African countries included Ghana Liberia Benin and among others He also said that the training was sponsored by West African Power Pool WAPP and Association of Power Utilities in Africa APUA According to him NAPTIN has trained over 16 000 employees of Gencos Discos and Transco who are engineers technicians craftsmen and others since its inception He said NAPTIN also trained many from other African countries including Egypt Malawi Eswatini Benin and others sponsored by WAPP and APUA APUA is a continental body of power utilities of member states NAPTIN was recognised in 2017 as a Centre of Excellence CoE in power training by APUA This is under its African Network of Centre of Excellence ANCEE Project sponsored by African Development Bank AFDB and Agence Fran aise de Development AFD and which aims at enhancing human capacity building in power utilities Nagode said that the institute so far had trained about 700 staff of these utilities namely VRA Ghana Malawi Estswani Southern Africa TCN while 300 were from distribution companies in Nigeria He noted that trainings by the institute had been able to generate foreign exchange into the nation s Treasury Single Account TSA saying trainings were paid for in euros and dollars Also under NAPTIN being centre of excellence under WAPP we have trained 65 staff of Liberian Electricity Corporation These are good cases of knowledge economy as we were able to export knowledge with financial benefits The collaboration has also afforded NAPTIN infrastructural development APUA bought for NAPTIN a training simulator OPAL RT real time power simulator at the value of 100 000 dollars We are hosting a workshop for staff of institute under APUA in Abuja from 24 to 27 of October 2022 he said The DG said the agency would also train 300 staff in power sector from Botswana and Angola power sector before the close of the year He explained that NAPTIN had impacted the the country s power sector by providing the much needed human skills that operate and maintain the power infrastructure He added that the institute had continuously trained existing staff of Nigeria electricity supply Industry with the aim of building a vibrant effective and efficient workforce Staff of TCN Ikeja Eko Port Harcourt Jos Abuja and Ibadan Discos have been trained in various trades in the last one year and others are still coming NAPTIN has also built local contents by training graduates of Electrical and Mechanical Engineering who seek to build career in the Power sector The trainings help to equip them with requisite skills enable them operate on power networks Nagode added On collaboration he said the institute was collaborating with the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission NERC to improve safety practices in the power sector According to him NAPTIN collaboration with NERC has been encouraging effective and result oriented We jointly reviewed and updated the curricular of Training in Meter Installation and Safety Programmes in line with approved safety codes and meter codes With the official regulatory orders issued on the two We are also working on updating curriculum in electrical system operation We also patented in designing and developing a Manpower Audit and baseline for staffing in the Nigeria Electricity Supply Industry NESI the DG added Nagode however commended the Federal Government s support to NAPTIN with the Agence Fran aise de Development AFD facility to build training infrastructure like workshop simulators hostel and rehabilitation of its Centres He said with such facility would be developing additional courses and institutional upgrade and change management or corporate governance Nagode also said that there was need for enabling laws and consolidated training fund NewsSourceCredit NAN
    We’ve trained electricity workers in over 20 Africa countries – NAPTIN
     The National Power Training Institute of Nigeria NAPlTIN says it has trained power sector officials in over 20 countries to boost the delivery of electricity in the West African nations and beyond The institute s Director General Ahmed Nagode told the News Agency of Nigeria in Lagos on Sunday Nagode said that some of the benefited West African countries included Ghana Liberia Benin and among others He also said that the training was sponsored by West African Power Pool WAPP and Association of Power Utilities in Africa APUA According to him NAPTIN has trained over 16 000 employees of Gencos Discos and Transco who are engineers technicians craftsmen and others since its inception He said NAPTIN also trained many from other African countries including Egypt Malawi Eswatini Benin and others sponsored by WAPP and APUA APUA is a continental body of power utilities of member states NAPTIN was recognised in 2017 as a Centre of Excellence CoE in power training by APUA This is under its African Network of Centre of Excellence ANCEE Project sponsored by African Development Bank AFDB and Agence Fran aise de Development AFD and which aims at enhancing human capacity building in power utilities Nagode said that the institute so far had trained about 700 staff of these utilities namely VRA Ghana Malawi Estswani Southern Africa TCN while 300 were from distribution companies in Nigeria He noted that trainings by the institute had been able to generate foreign exchange into the nation s Treasury Single Account TSA saying trainings were paid for in euros and dollars Also under NAPTIN being centre of excellence under WAPP we have trained 65 staff of Liberian Electricity Corporation These are good cases of knowledge economy as we were able to export knowledge with financial benefits The collaboration has also afforded NAPTIN infrastructural development APUA bought for NAPTIN a training simulator OPAL RT real time power simulator at the value of 100 000 dollars We are hosting a workshop for staff of institute under APUA in Abuja from 24 to 27 of October 2022 he said The DG said the agency would also train 300 staff in power sector from Botswana and Angola power sector before the close of the year He explained that NAPTIN had impacted the the country s power sector by providing the much needed human skills that operate and maintain the power infrastructure He added that the institute had continuously trained existing staff of Nigeria electricity supply Industry with the aim of building a vibrant effective and efficient workforce Staff of TCN Ikeja Eko Port Harcourt Jos Abuja and Ibadan Discos have been trained in various trades in the last one year and others are still coming NAPTIN has also built local contents by training graduates of Electrical and Mechanical Engineering who seek to build career in the Power sector The trainings help to equip them with requisite skills enable them operate on power networks Nagode added On collaboration he said the institute was collaborating with the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission NERC to improve safety practices in the power sector According to him NAPTIN collaboration with NERC has been encouraging effective and result oriented We jointly reviewed and updated the curricular of Training in Meter Installation and Safety Programmes in line with approved safety codes and meter codes With the official regulatory orders issued on the two We are also working on updating curriculum in electrical system operation We also patented in designing and developing a Manpower Audit and baseline for staffing in the Nigeria Electricity Supply Industry NESI the DG added Nagode however commended the Federal Government s support to NAPTIN with the Agence Fran aise de Development AFD facility to build training infrastructure like workshop simulators hostel and rehabilitation of its Centres He said with such facility would be developing additional courses and institutional upgrade and change management or corporate governance Nagode also said that there was need for enabling laws and consolidated training fund NewsSourceCredit NAN
    We’ve trained electricity workers in over 20 Africa countries – NAPTIN
    Economy1 month ago

    We’ve trained electricity workers in over 20 Africa countries – NAPTIN

    The National Power Training Institute of Nigeria (NAPlTIN), says it has trained power sector officials in over 20 countries to boost the delivery of electricity in the West African nations and beyond.

    The institute’s Director-General, Ahmed Nagode, told the News Agency of Nigeria in Lagos on Sunday.

    Nagode said that some of the benefited West African countries included Ghana, Liberia, Benin and among others. 

    He also said that the training was sponsored by West African Power Pool (WAPP) and Association of Power Utilities in Africa (APUA).

    According to him, NAPTIN has trained over 16,000 employees of Gencos, Discos and Transco who are engineers, technicians, craftsmen and others since its inception.

    He said, “NAPTIN also trained many from other African countries, including Egypt, Malawi, Eswatini, Benin and others sponsored by WAPP and APUA.

    “APUA is a continental body of power utilities of member states.

    NAPTIN was recognised in 2017 as a Centre of Excellence (CoE) in power training by APUA.

    “This is under its African Network of Centre of Excellence (ANCEE ) Project, sponsored by African Development Bank (AFDB) and Agence Française de Development (AFD) and which aims at enhancing human capacity building in power utilities.

    ” Nagode said that the institute, so far, had trained about 700 staff of these utilities namely; VRA Ghana, Malawi, Estswani Southern Africa, TCN, while 300 were from distribution companies in Nigeria.

    He noted that trainings by the institute had been able to generate foreign exchange into the nation’s Treasury Single Account(TSA), saying trainings were paid for in euros and dollars.

    “Also under NAPTIN being centre of excellence under WAPP, we have trained 65 staff of Liberian Electricity Corporation.

    These are good cases of knowledge economy as we were able to export knowledge with financial benefits.

    “The collaboration has also afforded NAPTIN infrastructural development.

    APUA bought for NAPTIN a training simulator – OPAL – RT real time power simulator at the value of 100,000 dollars.

    “We are hosting a workshop for staff of institute under APUA in Abuja from 24 to 27 of October 2022,” he said.

    The DG said the agency would also train 300 staff in power sector from Botswana and Angola power sector before the close of the year.

    He explained that NAPTIN had impacted the the country’s power sector by providing the much needed human skills that operate and maintain the power infrastructure.

    He added that the institute had continuously trained existing staff of Nigeria electricity supply Industry with the aim of building a vibrant, effective and efficient workforce.

    “Staff of TCN, Ikeja, Eko, Port Harcourt, Jos, Abuja and Ibadan Discos have been trained in various trades in the last one year and others are still coming.

    “NAPTIN has also built local contents by training graduates of Electrical and Mechanical Engineering, who seek to build career in the Power sector.

    “The trainings help to equip them with requisite skills enable them operate on power networks,” Nagode added.

    On collaboration, he said the institute was collaborating with the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) to improve safety practices in the power sector.

    According to him, NAPTIN collaboration with NERC has been encouraging effective and result oriented.

    “We jointly reviewed and updated the curricular of Training in Meter Installation and Safety Programmes in line with approved safety codes and meter codes.

    “With the official regulatory orders issued on the two.

    We are also working on updating curriculum in electrical system operation.

    “We also patented in designing and developing a Manpower Audit and baseline for staffing in the Nigeria Electricity Supply Industry (NESI),” the DG added.

    Nagode, however, commended the Federal Government’s support to NAPTIN with the Agence Française de Development (AFD) facility to build training infrastructure like workshop, simulators, hostel and rehabilitation of its Centres.

    He said with such facility would be developing additional courses and institutional upgrade and change management or corporate governance.

    Nagode also said that there was need for enabling laws and consolidated training fund.


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  •  The Transmission Company of Nigeria TCN says it has restored the national grid after it s partial collapse on Monday Mrs Ndidi Mbah TCN s General Manager Public Affairs made this known in a statement in Abuja Mbah said that the national grid experienced partial system disturbance at about 10 51am as result of sudden drop in system frequency which created system instability She said that the restoration of the affected grid commenced immediately at 11 55am with followed by and Ekpene Others are Ekpene Oke west Aro and She said the grid restoration has almost been completed adding that the Nigerian Electricity Supply Industry NESI regrets any inconveniences caused Mbah said NESI appreciated the understanding of electricity customers within and outside the country According to her NESI is committed to leveraging the concerted interventions instituted so far to enhance power supply reliability so that the issue of system disturbance will soon become outdated She said the National Control Centre would launch full scale investigation to establish and ascertain the cause of the partial disturbance as this unwholesome event has resulted in aggregated generation loss NewsSourceCredit NAN
    TCN restores national grid after partial collapse – Official
     The Transmission Company of Nigeria TCN says it has restored the national grid after it s partial collapse on Monday Mrs Ndidi Mbah TCN s General Manager Public Affairs made this known in a statement in Abuja Mbah said that the national grid experienced partial system disturbance at about 10 51am as result of sudden drop in system frequency which created system instability She said that the restoration of the affected grid commenced immediately at 11 55am with followed by and Ekpene Others are Ekpene Oke west Aro and She said the grid restoration has almost been completed adding that the Nigerian Electricity Supply Industry NESI regrets any inconveniences caused Mbah said NESI appreciated the understanding of electricity customers within and outside the country According to her NESI is committed to leveraging the concerted interventions instituted so far to enhance power supply reliability so that the issue of system disturbance will soon become outdated She said the National Control Centre would launch full scale investigation to establish and ascertain the cause of the partial disturbance as this unwholesome event has resulted in aggregated generation loss NewsSourceCredit NAN
    TCN restores national grid after partial collapse – Official
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    TCN restores national grid after partial collapse – Official

    The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) says it has restored the national grid after it’s partial collapse on Monday.

    Mrs Ndidi Mbah, TCN’s General Manager, Public Affairs made this known in a statement in Abuja.

    Mbah said that the national grid experienced partial system disturbance at about 10.51am, as result of sudden drop in system frequency, which created system instability.

    She said that the restoration of the affected grid commenced immediately at 11.55am with , followed by , , , , and -Ekpene.

    Others are , Ekpene, , Oke- west, -Aro and .

    She said the grid restoration has almost been completed, adding that the Nigerian Electricity Supply Industry (NESI) regrets any inconveniences caused.

    Mbah said NESI appreciated the understanding of electricity customers within and outside the country.

    According to her, NESI is committed to leveraging the concerted interventions instituted so far to enhance power supply reliability so that the issue of system disturbance will soon become outdated.

    She said the National Control Centre would launch full-scale investigation “to establish and ascertain the cause of the partial disturbance as this unwholesome event has resulted in aggregated generation loss.


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  •  The Nigerian electricity supply industry has recorded 31 deaths and nine injuries in the fourth quarter of 2021 says Nigeria s regulatory agency The accidents involved both employees of the companies and third parties This is contained in the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission NERC Fourth Quarter Report 2021 released late on Thursday The report said that the total number of incidents that occurred in the quarter under review were 40 with nine injuries and 31 deaths compared to the 49 incidents recorded in Q3 with 19 injuries and 30 deaths According to the report the commission has launched investigations into all the reported incidents with a view of understanding the root causes records as well as meting out relevant sanctions against the licensees In line with its 2017 2020 strategic goals the commission has intensified efforts at implementing various safety programmes aimed at eliminating accidents in the industry Some of the safety programmes implemented by the Commission include the standardisation of protective schemes public enlightenment on health and safety engagement of government agencies on Right of Way RoW violations And a review of an operational procedure for distribution system operators on fault clearing it said The commission also said that out of the 87 mandatory health and safety reports expected from licensees in Q4 2021 it received 75 reports against 85 submitted in the Q3 Port Harcourt DisCo had three outstanding reports while AES Barge Afam Power Abuja Benin Eko Enugu Ibadan Ikeja and Kano Electricity Distribution Companies DisCos each had one outstanding report for Q4 The report said that in accordance with Section 32 1 e of Electric Power Sector Reform Act EPSRA the commission continued to monitor the health and safety performance of the NESI In order to guarantee the delivery of safe and reliable electricity to Nigerians the report said It said that the commission had developed new processes to track the submission of statutory reports including the health and safety reports by licensees The report said the processes would guide the implementation of relevant actions against licensees that do not meet their obligations The health and safety reports were analysed in line with the provisions of Section 32 1 e of ESPRA for monitoring and evaluating of health and safety performance of licensees In order to ensure that operators abide by their responsibility of delivering safe electricity services to consumers the report said in part NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Electrical Accidents -31 deaths, 9 injuries recorded in Q4, 2021 – NERC
     The Nigerian electricity supply industry has recorded 31 deaths and nine injuries in the fourth quarter of 2021 says Nigeria s regulatory agency The accidents involved both employees of the companies and third parties This is contained in the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission NERC Fourth Quarter Report 2021 released late on Thursday The report said that the total number of incidents that occurred in the quarter under review were 40 with nine injuries and 31 deaths compared to the 49 incidents recorded in Q3 with 19 injuries and 30 deaths According to the report the commission has launched investigations into all the reported incidents with a view of understanding the root causes records as well as meting out relevant sanctions against the licensees In line with its 2017 2020 strategic goals the commission has intensified efforts at implementing various safety programmes aimed at eliminating accidents in the industry Some of the safety programmes implemented by the Commission include the standardisation of protective schemes public enlightenment on health and safety engagement of government agencies on Right of Way RoW violations And a review of an operational procedure for distribution system operators on fault clearing it said The commission also said that out of the 87 mandatory health and safety reports expected from licensees in Q4 2021 it received 75 reports against 85 submitted in the Q3 Port Harcourt DisCo had three outstanding reports while AES Barge Afam Power Abuja Benin Eko Enugu Ibadan Ikeja and Kano Electricity Distribution Companies DisCos each had one outstanding report for Q4 The report said that in accordance with Section 32 1 e of Electric Power Sector Reform Act EPSRA the commission continued to monitor the health and safety performance of the NESI In order to guarantee the delivery of safe and reliable electricity to Nigerians the report said It said that the commission had developed new processes to track the submission of statutory reports including the health and safety reports by licensees The report said the processes would guide the implementation of relevant actions against licensees that do not meet their obligations The health and safety reports were analysed in line with the provisions of Section 32 1 e of ESPRA for monitoring and evaluating of health and safety performance of licensees In order to ensure that operators abide by their responsibility of delivering safe electricity services to consumers the report said in part NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Electrical Accidents -31 deaths, 9 injuries recorded in Q4, 2021 – NERC
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    Electrical Accidents -31 deaths, 9 injuries recorded in Q4, 2021 – NERC

    The Nigerian electricity supply industry has  recorded 31 deaths and nine injuries in the fourth quarter of 2021, says Nigeria’s regulatory agency.

    The accidents involved both employees of the companies and third parties.

    This is contained in the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) Fourth Quarter Report 2021, released late on Thursday.

    The report said that the total number of incidents that occurred in the quarter under review were 40 with nine injuries and 31 deaths compared to the 49 incidents recorded in Q3 with 19 injuries and 30 deaths.

    According to the report, the commission has launched investigations into all the reported incidents with a view of understanding the root causes records as well as meting out relevant sanctions against the licensees.

    “In line with its 2017-2020 strategic goals, the commission has intensified efforts at implementing various safety programmes aimed at eliminating accidents in the industry.

    “Some of the safety programmes implemented by the Commission include the standardisation of protective schemes, public enlightenment on health and safety, engagement of government agencies on Right of Way (RoW) violations.

    “And a review of an operational procedure for distribution system operators on fault clearing,‘’ it said.

    The commission also said that out of the 87 mandatory health and safety reports expected from licensees in Q4, 2021, it received 75 reports against 85 submitted in the Q3. “Port Harcourt DisCo had three outstanding reports while AES Barge, Afam Power, Abuja, Benin, Eko, Enugu, Ibadan, Ikeja, and Kano Electricity Distribution Companies (DisCos) each had one outstanding report for Q4. The report said that in accordance with Section 32(1)(e) of Electric Power Sector Reform Act (EPSRA), the commission continued to monitor the health and safety performance of the NESI.

    “In order to guarantee the delivery of safe and reliable electricity to Nigerians,‘’ the report said.

    It said that the commission had developed new processes to track the submission of statutory reports,  including the health and safety reports by licensees.

    The report said the processes would guide the implementation of relevant actions against licensees that do not meet their obligations.

    “The health and safety reports were analysed in line with the provisions of Section 32(1)(e) of ESPRA for monitoring and evaluating of health and safety performance of licensees.

    “In order to ensure that operators abide by their responsibility of delivering safe electricity services to consumers,” the report said in part.


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  •  The D 8 Countries on Wednesday pledged their support for the power sector reforms in Nigeria Ms Herietta Ighomorore Head Corporate Communication Nigerian Bulk Electricity Trading Plc NBET said this in a statement in Abuja Ighomorore quoted Amb Isiaka Imam the Secretary General of the D 8 Countries Organisation for Economic Cooperation as making the pledge when he visited the management of NBET She said that the D 8 also known as Developing 8 is an organisation for development cooperation The D 8 countries are Bangladesh Egypt Indonesia Iran Malaysia Nigeria Pakistan and Turkey According to her some member states of the D 8 have successfully implemented reforms in their respective electricity and energy sectors Turkey Egypt and Iran have a combined total installed electricity capacity of over 240 000 MWs Imam assured NBET management of the commitment of the D 8 Organisation Secretariat to provide support and all necessary assistance toward facilitating collaboration among the D 8 countries for sustainable development and growth He commended the managing director of NBET for his commitment and resilience in managing the financial transactions and contract administration in the Nigeria Electricity Supply Industry NESI According to him both parties are optimistic of the immense opportunities in the Nigerian Power Sector and pledged to collaborate for sustainable development of the sector Nigeria can leverage on the learning experience from these countries to develop its electricity market he said Earlier the Managing Director of NBET Mr Nnaemeka Ewelukwa acknowledged the mutual relation and cooperation between both organisations He also acknowledged the organisation s support in facilitating collaboration among the D 8 member countries especially in the area of energy development and economic growth Ewelukwa said that leveraging on NBET recent Memorandum of Understanding MOU with the Energy Exchange of Instanbul EXIST it was set to implement series of actions toward a quick turnaround of improvements in NESI He reiterated the Federal Government of Nigeria s commitment and support in improving electricity generation and distribution in the country According to him the current administration of President Muhammadu Buhari has demonstrated strong political will and commitment in ensuring steady progress and development of the power sector This is evident by the implementation of the Power Sector Recovery Programme and other interventions being implemented in the sector With a sense of urgency NBET is poised to collaborate with other D 8 countries in areas of technical and knowledge exchange toward enabling sustainable development in the NESI he said NewsSourceCredit NAN
    D-8 Countries pledge support for Nigeria’s power sector reforms
     The D 8 Countries on Wednesday pledged their support for the power sector reforms in Nigeria Ms Herietta Ighomorore Head Corporate Communication Nigerian Bulk Electricity Trading Plc NBET said this in a statement in Abuja Ighomorore quoted Amb Isiaka Imam the Secretary General of the D 8 Countries Organisation for Economic Cooperation as making the pledge when he visited the management of NBET She said that the D 8 also known as Developing 8 is an organisation for development cooperation The D 8 countries are Bangladesh Egypt Indonesia Iran Malaysia Nigeria Pakistan and Turkey According to her some member states of the D 8 have successfully implemented reforms in their respective electricity and energy sectors Turkey Egypt and Iran have a combined total installed electricity capacity of over 240 000 MWs Imam assured NBET management of the commitment of the D 8 Organisation Secretariat to provide support and all necessary assistance toward facilitating collaboration among the D 8 countries for sustainable development and growth He commended the managing director of NBET for his commitment and resilience in managing the financial transactions and contract administration in the Nigeria Electricity Supply Industry NESI According to him both parties are optimistic of the immense opportunities in the Nigerian Power Sector and pledged to collaborate for sustainable development of the sector Nigeria can leverage on the learning experience from these countries to develop its electricity market he said Earlier the Managing Director of NBET Mr Nnaemeka Ewelukwa acknowledged the mutual relation and cooperation between both organisations He also acknowledged the organisation s support in facilitating collaboration among the D 8 member countries especially in the area of energy development and economic growth Ewelukwa said that leveraging on NBET recent Memorandum of Understanding MOU with the Energy Exchange of Instanbul EXIST it was set to implement series of actions toward a quick turnaround of improvements in NESI He reiterated the Federal Government of Nigeria s commitment and support in improving electricity generation and distribution in the country According to him the current administration of President Muhammadu Buhari has demonstrated strong political will and commitment in ensuring steady progress and development of the power sector This is evident by the implementation of the Power Sector Recovery Programme and other interventions being implemented in the sector With a sense of urgency NBET is poised to collaborate with other D 8 countries in areas of technical and knowledge exchange toward enabling sustainable development in the NESI he said NewsSourceCredit NAN
    D-8 Countries pledge support for Nigeria’s power sector reforms
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    D-8 Countries pledge support for Nigeria’s power sector reforms

    The D-8 Countries on Wednesday pledged their support for the power sector reforms in Nigeria.

    Ms Herietta Ighomorore, Head Corporate Communication, Nigerian Bulk Electricity Trading Plc. (NBET), said this in a statement in Abuja. 

    Ighomorore quoted Amb. Isiaka Imam, the Secretary-General of the D-8 Countries Organisation for Economic Cooperation, as making the pledge when he  visited the management of NBET.

    She said that the D-8, also known as Developing-8, is an organisation for development cooperation.

    The D-8 countries are : Bangladesh, Egypt, Indonesia, Iran, Malaysia, Nigeria, Pakistan and Turkey.

    According to her, some member states of the D-8 have successfully implemented reforms in their respective electricity and energy sectors, Turkey, Egypt and Iran have a combined total installed electricity capacity of over 240,000 MWs. Imam assured NBET management of the commitment of the D-8 Organisation Secretariat to provide support and all necessary assistance toward facilitating collaboration among the D-8 countries for sustainable development and growth.

    He commended the managing director of NBET for his commitment and resilience in managing the financial transactions and contract administration in the Nigeria Electricity Supply Industry (NESI).

    According to him, both parties are optimistic of the immense opportunities in the Nigerian Power Sector and pledged to collaborate for sustainable development of the sector.

    ”Nigeria can leverage on the learning experience from these countries to develop its electricity market,” he said.

    Earlier, the Managing Director of NBET, Mr Nnaemeka Ewelukwa, acknowledged the mutual relation and cooperation between both organisations.

    He also acknowledged the organisation’s support in facilitating collaboration among the D-8 member countries, especially in the area of energy development and economic growth.

    Ewelukwa said that leveraging on NBET recent Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Energy Exchange of Instanbul (EXIST), it was set to implement series of actions toward a quick turnaround of improvements in NESI.

    He reiterated the Federal Government of Nigeria’s commitment and support in improving electricity generation and distribution in the country.

    According to him, the current administration of President Muhammadu Buhari has demonstrated strong political will and commitment in ensuring steady progress and development of the power sector.

    ”This is evident by the implementation of the Power Sector Recovery Programme and other interventions being implemented in the sector.

    ”With a sense of urgency, NBET is poised to collaborate with other D-8 countries in areas of technical and knowledge exchange toward enabling sustainable development in the NESI,” he said.


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  •  The Nigerian Bulk Electricity Trading NBET says it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding MoU with a Turkish Energy firm Energy Exchange Instabul EXIST to boost power supply in the country Mr Yunusa Abdulahi the Special Adviser Media to the Minister of Finance Mrs Zainab Ahmed said that the agreement was to boost cooperation and knowledge exchange between the two countries Abdulahi said that the cooperation agreement signed between NBET and EXIST at its campus in Maslak Turkey was designed to explore mutually beneficial opportunities for growth between both agencies He said that Turkey as a country has a generation capacity of 100 Gigawatts equivalent to 100 000 Megawatts of electricity According to him Turkey is Europe s sixth largest electricity market and the 14th largest in the world Approximately 54 per cent of Turkey s electric power generation capacity comes from renewable energy including hydroelectric wind solar geothermal and biomass power plants Making Turkey the 5th largest generator of renewable energy in Europe and the 12th largest in the world The country is well advanced in electricity infrastructure and cross border trading There is a lot of optimism in this new partnership especially as the government of Turkey has shown keen interest in strengthening bilateral relations between both countries he said Abdulahi said that the signing of the MoU was witnessed by the Minister of Finance and Chairman of NBET Board of Directors NBET s Chief Executive Officer Mr Nnaemeka Ewelukwa and EXIST CEO Ahmet T rko lu Speaking during the signing of the MoU the Ahmed said EXIST has reached an admirable stage We also want to establish electricity markets by providing the necessary transformation in our country We want to cooperate with you on this journey by walking hand in hand she said On his part the CEO of NBET said that the cooperation agreement with EXIST would go a long way in re positioning NBET for enhanced performance in the Nigerian electricity market and consolidate on its accomplishments Ewelukwa said the key aspects of the cooperation would see NBET strategically leveraging on cutting edge technology to chart a new course in its commercial transactions in the electricity market It will ultimately pave the way for more power investments in the country and deepen competition in the market with greater value delivery to participants in the market he said According to him NBET will also synergise with EXIST in developing a framework for upscaling sustainable investments in renewable energy in line with the Federal Government s commitment to diversify the country s energy mix and transition to a low carbon economy The agreement also ties in neatly with NBET s long term plan of leading Nigeria s renewable energy push in line with its mandate The agreement covers the transfer of experience and business knowledge and the design of a functional trading structure for the Nigerian Electricity Supply Industry With this partnership the NESI can leverage on the EXIST experience towards the design and implementation of policy frameworks that will ramp up energy solution to the manufacturing sector and other vital economic sectors Towards increasing the GDP of Nigeria and improving living condition of its people he said The NBET boss said that the agreement was also aimed to liberalise the current market in Nigeria simultaneously He said that the parties had agreed to establish a partnership to support the optimisation of NBET s current energy portfolio and identify sustainable means to scale up energy generation and supply in Nigeria NewsSourceCredit NAN
    NBET partners with Turkish Energy firm to boost power supply
     The Nigerian Bulk Electricity Trading NBET says it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding MoU with a Turkish Energy firm Energy Exchange Instabul EXIST to boost power supply in the country Mr Yunusa Abdulahi the Special Adviser Media to the Minister of Finance Mrs Zainab Ahmed said that the agreement was to boost cooperation and knowledge exchange between the two countries Abdulahi said that the cooperation agreement signed between NBET and EXIST at its campus in Maslak Turkey was designed to explore mutually beneficial opportunities for growth between both agencies He said that Turkey as a country has a generation capacity of 100 Gigawatts equivalent to 100 000 Megawatts of electricity According to him Turkey is Europe s sixth largest electricity market and the 14th largest in the world Approximately 54 per cent of Turkey s electric power generation capacity comes from renewable energy including hydroelectric wind solar geothermal and biomass power plants Making Turkey the 5th largest generator of renewable energy in Europe and the 12th largest in the world The country is well advanced in electricity infrastructure and cross border trading There is a lot of optimism in this new partnership especially as the government of Turkey has shown keen interest in strengthening bilateral relations between both countries he said Abdulahi said that the signing of the MoU was witnessed by the Minister of Finance and Chairman of NBET Board of Directors NBET s Chief Executive Officer Mr Nnaemeka Ewelukwa and EXIST CEO Ahmet T rko lu Speaking during the signing of the MoU the Ahmed said EXIST has reached an admirable stage We also want to establish electricity markets by providing the necessary transformation in our country We want to cooperate with you on this journey by walking hand in hand she said On his part the CEO of NBET said that the cooperation agreement with EXIST would go a long way in re positioning NBET for enhanced performance in the Nigerian electricity market and consolidate on its accomplishments Ewelukwa said the key aspects of the cooperation would see NBET strategically leveraging on cutting edge technology to chart a new course in its commercial transactions in the electricity market It will ultimately pave the way for more power investments in the country and deepen competition in the market with greater value delivery to participants in the market he said According to him NBET will also synergise with EXIST in developing a framework for upscaling sustainable investments in renewable energy in line with the Federal Government s commitment to diversify the country s energy mix and transition to a low carbon economy The agreement also ties in neatly with NBET s long term plan of leading Nigeria s renewable energy push in line with its mandate The agreement covers the transfer of experience and business knowledge and the design of a functional trading structure for the Nigerian Electricity Supply Industry With this partnership the NESI can leverage on the EXIST experience towards the design and implementation of policy frameworks that will ramp up energy solution to the manufacturing sector and other vital economic sectors Towards increasing the GDP of Nigeria and improving living condition of its people he said The NBET boss said that the agreement was also aimed to liberalise the current market in Nigeria simultaneously He said that the parties had agreed to establish a partnership to support the optimisation of NBET s current energy portfolio and identify sustainable means to scale up energy generation and supply in Nigeria NewsSourceCredit NAN
    NBET partners with Turkish Energy firm to boost power supply
    Economy3 months ago

    NBET partners with Turkish Energy firm to boost power supply

    The Nigerian Bulk Electricity Trading (NBET) says it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with a Turkish Energy firm, Energy Exchange Instabul (EXIST) to boost power supply in the country.

    Mr Yunusa Abdulahi, the Special Adviser, Media to the Minister of Finance, Mrs Zainab Ahmed said that the agreement was to boost cooperation and knowledge exchange between the two countries.

    Abdulahi said that the cooperation agreement, signed between NBET and EXIST at its campus in Maslak, Turkey, was designed to explore mutually beneficial opportunities for growth between both agencies.

    He said that Turkey as a country has a generation capacity of 100 Gigawatts, equivalent to 100,000 Megawatts of electricity.

    ‘According to him, Turkey is Europe’s sixth largest electricity market and the 14th largest in the world.

    ”Approximately 54 per cent of Turkey’s electric power generation capacity comes from renewable energy, including hydroelectric, wind, solar, geothermal, and biomass power plants.

    ”Making Turkey the 5th largest generator of renewable energy in Europe and the 12th largest in the world.

    ”The country is well advanced in electricity infrastructure and cross-border trading.

    ”There is a lot of optimism in this new partnership, especially as the government of Turkey has shown keen interest in strengthening bilateral relations between both countries,” he said.

    Abdulahi said that the signing of the MoU  was witnessed by the Minister of Finance and Chairman of NBET Board of Directors,  NBET’s  Chief Executive Officer, Mr  Nnaemeka Ewelukwa and EXIST CEO Ahmet Türkoğlu .

    Speaking during the signing of the MoU,  the  Ahmed said, “EXIST has reached an admirable stage”.

    ” We also want to establish electricity markets by providing the necessary transformation in our country.

    ”We want to cooperate with you on this journey by walking hand in hand,” she said. 

    On his part, the CEO of NBET said that the cooperation agreement with EXIST would go a long way in re-positioning NBET for enhanced performance in the Nigerian electricity market and consolidate on its accomplishments.

    Ewelukwa said the key aspects of the cooperation would see NBET strategically leveraging on cutting edge technology to chart a new course in its commercial transactions in the electricity market.

    ”It will ultimately pave the way for more power investments in the country and deepen competition in the market with greater value delivery to participants in the market,” he said.

    According to him, NBET will also synergise with EXIST in developing a framework for upscaling sustainable investments in renewable energy in line with the Federal Government’s commitment to diversify the country’s energy mix and transition to a low-carbon economy.

    ”The agreement also ties in neatly with NBET’s long-term plan of leading Nigeria’s renewable energy push in line with its mandate.

    ”The  agreement covers the transfer of experience and business knowledge, and the design of a functional trading structure for the Nigerian Electricity Supply Industry.

    ”With this partnership, the NESI can leverage on the EXIST experience towards the design and implementation of policy frameworks that will ramp up energy solution to the manufacturing sector and other vital economic sectors ”Towards increasing the GDP of Nigeria and improving living condition of its people,” he said.

    The NBET boss said that the agreement was also aimed to liberalise the current market in Nigeria; simultaneously.

    He said that  the parties had agreed to establish a partnership to support the optimisation of NBET’s current energy portfolio and identify sustainable means to scale up energy generation and supply in Nigeria.


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  •  The Minister of Power Mr Abubakar Aliyu on Tuesday urged investors to tap into the numerous investment opportunities that abound in Nigeria s Electricity Supply Industry NESI This is contained in a statement by Mr Odutayo Oluseyi Assistant Director Ministry of Power issued in Abuja Aliyu was quoted to have said this at the 2 day Nigeria India business forum He said that with the commitment made by President Muhammadu Buhari at the Conference of Parties 26th Annual Summit COP26 in Glasgow where Nigeria planned to achieve Net Zero Carbon Emission by 2060 The minister said structures were being put in place to increase the opportunity for investment in Gas to Power and other gas related opportunities The efforts by the government are paying off and will eventually eliminate the issues of gas constraints along the gas network We are putting in all these efforts to ensure that timely Return on Investments ROI is realised Let me emphasise that the NESI is young with many investment opportunities he said The minister said that the power sector like most other sectors had suffered many years of neglect resulting in the sorry state of its infrastructure According to him several efforts had been made to create an enabling environment under the Buhari led administration He said that the administration had done this by retooling of policies initiation of programmes that are geared towards attracting the right investment and boosting investor confidence Speaking on the Nigeria India Business Forum he said that it was a strategic platform that has the possibility of showcasing the investment opportunities in the Nigerian Power Sector With the outlook of increasing energy demand in Nigeria it is imperative that the government take a forward looking approach towards building future energy sources that are secure sustainable affordable and reliable he said Inaugurating the forum Vice President Prof Yemi Osibanjo encouraged entrepreneurs to take advantage of the huge investment opportunities in various sectors of the economy in Nigeria Represented by the Minister of Mines and Steel Development Olamilekan Adegbite he expressed optimism that the forum would solidify the existing business relationship between Nigeria and India with mutual benefits to both countries The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Aliyu was among the dignitaries honoured by the forum in appreciation of his unwavering support and unrelenting guidance towards the success of the forum The forum had in attendance various investors and would be investors from Nigeria and India members of the Diplomatic corps of both countries the military and various stakeholders among others www ng NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Minister seeks increased investments in electricity industry
     The Minister of Power Mr Abubakar Aliyu on Tuesday urged investors to tap into the numerous investment opportunities that abound in Nigeria s Electricity Supply Industry NESI This is contained in a statement by Mr Odutayo Oluseyi Assistant Director Ministry of Power issued in Abuja Aliyu was quoted to have said this at the 2 day Nigeria India business forum He said that with the commitment made by President Muhammadu Buhari at the Conference of Parties 26th Annual Summit COP26 in Glasgow where Nigeria planned to achieve Net Zero Carbon Emission by 2060 The minister said structures were being put in place to increase the opportunity for investment in Gas to Power and other gas related opportunities The efforts by the government are paying off and will eventually eliminate the issues of gas constraints along the gas network We are putting in all these efforts to ensure that timely Return on Investments ROI is realised Let me emphasise that the NESI is young with many investment opportunities he said The minister said that the power sector like most other sectors had suffered many years of neglect resulting in the sorry state of its infrastructure According to him several efforts had been made to create an enabling environment under the Buhari led administration He said that the administration had done this by retooling of policies initiation of programmes that are geared towards attracting the right investment and boosting investor confidence Speaking on the Nigeria India Business Forum he said that it was a strategic platform that has the possibility of showcasing the investment opportunities in the Nigerian Power Sector With the outlook of increasing energy demand in Nigeria it is imperative that the government take a forward looking approach towards building future energy sources that are secure sustainable affordable and reliable he said Inaugurating the forum Vice President Prof Yemi Osibanjo encouraged entrepreneurs to take advantage of the huge investment opportunities in various sectors of the economy in Nigeria Represented by the Minister of Mines and Steel Development Olamilekan Adegbite he expressed optimism that the forum would solidify the existing business relationship between Nigeria and India with mutual benefits to both countries The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Aliyu was among the dignitaries honoured by the forum in appreciation of his unwavering support and unrelenting guidance towards the success of the forum The forum had in attendance various investors and would be investors from Nigeria and India members of the Diplomatic corps of both countries the military and various stakeholders among others www ng NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Minister seeks increased investments in electricity industry
    Economy3 months ago

    Minister seeks increased investments in electricity industry

    The Minister of Power, Mr Abubakar Aliyu, on Tuesday urged investors to tap into the numerous investment opportunities that abound in Nigeria’s Electricity Supply Industry (NESI).

    This is contained in a statement by Mr Odutayo Oluseyi, Assistant Director, , Ministry of Power issued in Abuja.

    Aliyu was quoted to have said this at the 2-day Nigeria-India business forum.

    He said that with the commitment made by President Muhammadu Buhari, at the Conference of Parties’ 26th Annual Summit (COP26) in Glasgow, where Nigeria planned to achieve Net Zero Carbon Emission by 2060. The minister said structures were being put in place to increase the opportunity for investment in Gas-to-Power and other gas related opportunities.

    “The efforts by the government are paying off and will eventually eliminate the issues of gas constraints along the gas network.

    “We are putting in all these efforts to ensure that timely Return on Investments (ROI) is realised.

    ” Let me emphasise that the NESI is young with many investment opportunities, ‘’he said.

    The minister said that the power sector, like most other sectors, had suffered many years of neglect resulting in the sorry-state of its infrastructure.

    According to him, several efforts had been made to create an enabling environment under the Buhari-led administration.

    He said that the administration had done this by retooling of policies, initiation of programmes that are geared towards attracting the right investment and boosting investor confidence.

    Speaking on the Nigeria-India Business Forum, he said that it was a strategic platform that has the possibility of showcasing the investment opportunities in the Nigerian Power Sector.

    “With the outlook of increasing energy demand in Nigeria, it is imperative that the government take a forward-looking approach towards building future energy sources that are secure, sustainable, affordable and reliable,’’ he said.

    Inaugurating the forum, Vice-President, Prof. Yemi Osibanjo, encouraged entrepreneurs to take advantage of the huge investment opportunities in various sectors of the economy in Nigeria.

    Represented by the Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Olamilekan Adegbite, he expressed optimism that the forum would solidify the existing business relationship between Nigeria and India with mutual benefits to both countries.

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Aliyu was among the dignitaries honoured by the forum in appreciation of his unwavering support and unrelenting guidance towards the success of the forum.

    The forum had in attendance various investors and would-be investors from Nigeria and India, members of the Diplomatic corps of both countries, the military and various stakeholders, among others.

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  •  The Transmission Company of Nigeria TCN has deployed a high technology scheme as a stop gap solution called Internet of Thing IoT and Virtual Private Network VPN to improve the national grid Malam Yusuf Bako Lead Advocacy Team Nigerian Power Consumers Forum in a statement on Thursday in Abuja said that TCN made this known in a forum with the group Bako said that the technology was for real time grid operations and management to National Control Centre NCC in Osogbo Osun According to him the technology will improve real time operations of the national grid pending the deployment of a long term network automation system He quoted the Managing Director of TCN Mr Sule Abdulaziz as describing the feat as a quantum leap Abdulaziz said that this was coming at a time when the Minister of Power M Abubakar Aliyu has tasked agencies on innovative ways to improve electricity supply to Nigerians Thanks to President Muhammadu Buhari and the Minister of Power that the Nigerian power sector is steadily receiving historic attention with a quantum of investments that would redefine the sector for the best We have gone far with the procurement of new Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition SCADA Management System EMS schemes but we felt as a responsible company that are waiting for the new SCADA we can deploy a stop gap technology Which we have understudied in other countries to be very efficient in boosting real time electricity grid monitoring he said The TCN boss said that with the improved collaboration of other players in the electricity value chain the company had been able to reduce cases of system collapse He said that this was done through real time monitoring of operations at the various power transmission substations nationwide and live interaction with operators at the power plants and Distribution Companies injection substations Abdulaziz said that TCN was building two new National Control Centres in Abuja and Osogbo He said that control centres would further improve the robustness of the Nigerian electricity grid According to him the National Control Centre and other technology systems will improve the stability of the national grid The government is doing a lot to improve the power sector and that is why we always encourage Nigerians to support us by helping to guard critical national infrastructure We believe that as more of the investments and our transmission expansion projects materialise Nigerians will experience more improved electricity supply This is the goal of TCN and I strongly believe that we are not resting on our oars to deliver on this mandate This preparation is coming at a time when Nigerian power operators are gearing up to take part in electricity export as soon as the Regional Electricity Market REM of the West African Power Pool WAPP is launched he said Abdulaziz who is also the Chairman Executive Board of WAPP said Nigeria through TCN had been exporting electricity to Niger Benin and Togo under a country to country arrangement He said that the regional market would further enable GenCos to export power to more West African countries which will be evacuated by TCN transmission infrastructure He said that through this exportation of power the Federal Government could earn more foreign exchange from that for national development comment on the TCN s remapping of its investments in the power sector The General Manager NCC Balarabe Abdullahi said that with the stop gap solution TCN can now access some stations and substations that were not captured in the last SCADA World Bank Project of 2004 on real time Today with TCN s stop gap solution the grid operators can monitor a wider part of the grid This is making grid operations and management a lot easier he said Mr Micheal Okoh Convener of the Nigerian Power Consumers Forum NPCF said only such critical power transmission grid investments backed by a matching strength at the DisCos end can bring succor to power consumers Okoh said in analysing the feat said the stop gap solution has been existing in some countries like Benin Republic and that it was better than late for Nigeria This has been long overdue because if the grid or system operator does not have comprehensive operational data of the entire power grid it is difficult to manage the fast growing system The existing inadequate SCADA System cannot provide adequate grid visibility and we know that the SCADA system is not yet ready I commend the management of TCN led by Abdulaziz for this innovative move It shows that the current crop of TCN managers is actually thinking well to improve services he said Okoh also called on the DisCos and other actors in the Nigerian Electricity Supply Industry NESI to take similar actions that have collective impacts on the national grid According to him what consumers need is adequate power supply and they will pay the right tariff We also call on the DisCos to match this technology so that faults can easily be cleared and service delivery 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    TCN deploys new technology to improve national grid operation
     The Transmission Company of Nigeria TCN has deployed a high technology scheme as a stop gap solution called Internet of Thing IoT and Virtual Private Network VPN to improve the national grid Malam Yusuf Bako Lead Advocacy Team Nigerian Power Consumers Forum in a statement on Thursday in Abuja said that TCN made this known in a forum with the group Bako said that the technology was for real time grid operations and management to National Control Centre NCC in Osogbo Osun According to him the technology will improve real time operations of the national grid pending the deployment of a long term network automation system He quoted the Managing Director of TCN Mr Sule Abdulaziz as describing the feat as a quantum leap Abdulaziz said that this was coming at a time when the Minister of Power M Abubakar Aliyu has tasked agencies on innovative ways to improve electricity supply to Nigerians Thanks to President Muhammadu Buhari and the Minister of Power that the Nigerian power sector is steadily receiving historic attention with a quantum of investments that would redefine the sector for the best We have gone far with the procurement of new Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition SCADA Management System EMS schemes but we felt as a responsible company that are waiting for the new SCADA we can deploy a stop gap technology Which we have understudied in other countries to be very efficient in boosting real time electricity grid monitoring he said The TCN boss said that with the improved collaboration of other players in the electricity value chain the company had been able to reduce cases of system collapse He said that this was done through real time monitoring of operations at the various power transmission substations nationwide and live interaction with operators at the power plants and Distribution Companies injection substations Abdulaziz said that TCN was building two new National Control Centres in Abuja and Osogbo He said that control centres would further improve the robustness of the Nigerian electricity grid According to him the National Control Centre and other technology systems will improve the stability of the national grid The government is doing a lot to improve the power sector and that is why we always encourage Nigerians to support us by helping to guard critical national infrastructure We believe that as more of the investments and our transmission expansion projects materialise Nigerians will experience more improved electricity supply This is the goal of TCN and I strongly believe that we are not resting on our oars to deliver on this mandate This preparation is coming at a time when Nigerian power operators are gearing up to take part in electricity export as soon as the Regional Electricity Market REM of the West African Power Pool WAPP is launched he said Abdulaziz who is also the Chairman Executive Board of WAPP said Nigeria through TCN had been exporting electricity to Niger Benin and Togo under a country to country arrangement He said that the regional market would further enable GenCos to export power to more West African countries which will be evacuated by TCN transmission infrastructure He said that through this exportation of power the Federal Government could earn more foreign exchange from that for national development comment on the TCN s remapping of its investments in the power sector The General Manager NCC Balarabe Abdullahi said that with the stop gap solution TCN can now access some stations and substations that were not captured in the last SCADA World Bank Project of 2004 on real time Today with TCN s stop gap solution the grid operators can monitor a wider part of the grid This is making grid operations and management a lot easier he said Mr Micheal Okoh Convener of the Nigerian Power Consumers Forum NPCF said only such critical power transmission grid investments backed by a matching strength at the DisCos end can bring succor to power consumers Okoh said in analysing the feat said the stop gap solution has been existing in some countries like Benin Republic and that it was better than late for Nigeria This has been long overdue because if the grid or system operator does not have comprehensive operational data of the entire power grid it is difficult to manage the fast growing system The existing inadequate SCADA System cannot provide adequate grid visibility and we know that the SCADA system is not yet ready I commend the management of TCN led by Abdulaziz for this innovative move It shows that the current crop of TCN managers is actually thinking well to improve services he said Okoh also called on the DisCos and other actors in the Nigerian Electricity Supply Industry NESI to take similar actions that have collective impacts on the national grid According to him what consumers need is adequate power supply and they will pay the right tariff We also call on the DisCos to match this technology so that faults can easily be cleared and service delivery 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    TCN deploys new technology to improve national grid operation
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    TCN deploys new technology to improve national grid operation

    The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) has  deployed a  high technology scheme as a stop-gap solution called Internet of Thing (IoT) and Virtual Private Network (VPN) to improve the national grid.

    Malam Yusuf Bako, Lead, Advocacy Team, Nigerian Power Consumers Forum, in a statement on Thursday , in Abuja said that TCN made this known in a forum with the group.

    Bako said that the technology  was for real  time grid operations and management to National Control Centre (NCC) in Osogbo, Osun. According to him, the technology will  improve real-time operations of the national grid, pending the deployment of a long-term network automation system.

    He quoted the Managing Director of TCN,  Mr Sule  Abdulaziz,  as describing the feat as a quantum leap.

    Abdulaziz said that this was coming at a time when the Minister of Power, M Abubakar Aliyu, has tasked agencies on innovative ways to improve electricity supply to Nigerians.

    “Thanks to President Muhammadu Buhari and the Minister of Power that the Nigerian power sector is steadily receiving historic attention with a quantum of investments that would redefine the sector for the best.

    “We have gone far  with the procurement of new Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) Management System (EMS)schemes but we felt as a responsible company that are waiting for the new SCADA, we can deploy a stop-gap technology.

    ”Which we have understudied in other countries to be very efficient in boosting real-time electricity grid monitoring,” he said.

    The TCN boss said that with the improved collaboration of other players in the electricity value chain, the company had been able to reduce cases of system collapse.

    He said that this was done through real time monitoring of operations at the various power transmission substations nationwide, and live interaction with operators at the power plants and Distribution Companies injection substations.

    Abdulaziz said that TCN was  building two new National Control Centres in Abuja and Osogbo.

    He said that control centres would further improve the robustness of the Nigerian electricity grid.

    According to him, the National Control Centre and other technology systems will improve the stability of the national grid.

    ”The government is doing a lot to improve the power sector and that is why we always encourage Nigerians to support us by helping to guard critical national infrastructure.

    “We believe that as more of the investments and our transmission expansion projects materialise, Nigerians will experience more improved electricity supply.

    “This is the goal of TCN and I strongly believe that we are not resting on our oars to deliver on this mandate.

    “This preparation is coming at a time when Nigerian power operators are gearing up to take part in electricity export as soon as the Regional Electricity Market (REM) of the West African Power Pool (WAPP) is launched,”  he said.

    Abdulaziz, who is also the Chairman, Executive Board of WAPP, said Nigeria, through TCN, had been exporting electricity to Niger, Benin and Togo under a country-to-country arrangement.

    He said that the regional market would further enable GenCos to export power to more West African countries which will be evacuated by TCN transmission infrastructure.

    He said that through this exportation of power,  the Federal Government  could earn more foreign exchange from that for national development comment on the TCN’s remapping of its investments in the power sector.

    The General Manager, NCC,  Balarabe Abdullahi, said that with the  stop gap solution,  TCN can now access some stations and substations that were not captured in the last SCADA World Bank Project of 2004 on real time.

    “Today, with TCN’s stop-gap solution the grid operators can monitor a wider part of the grid.

    This is making grid operations and management a lot easier, ” he said.

    Mr Micheal Okoh, Convener of  the Nigerian Power Consumers Forum (NPCF), said only such critical power transmission grid investments, backed by a matching strength at the DisCos’ end can bring succor to power consumers.

    Okoh said in analysing the feat, said the stop-gap solution has been existing in some countries like Benin Republic, and that it was better than late for Nigeria.

    “This has been long overdue, because if the grid or system operator does not have comprehensive operational data of the entire power grid, it is difficult to manage the fast-growing system.

    “The existing inadequate SCADA System cannot provide adequate grid visibility and we know that the SCADA system is not yet ready.

    ” I commend the management of TCN led by Abdulaziz for this innovative move.

    It shows that the current crop of TCN managers is actually thinking well to improve services,” he said.

    Okoh also called on the DisCos and other actors in the Nigerian Electricity Supply Industry (NESI) to take similar actions that have collective impacts on the national grid.

    According to him, what consumers need is adequate power supply and they will pay the right tariff.

    ”We also call on the DisCos to match this technology,  so that faults can easily be cleared and service delivery optimised,”.

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