Electricity Transmission Stabilizes for 24hrs, After 20yr Fluctuation


The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) on Tuesday said for the first time in the last 20 years, the national grid maintained frequency stability for 24 consecutive hours last Wednesday.

TCN in a statement by the spokesperson, Mrs Seun Olagunju said the development was a key pointer to the gradual and consistent improvement in the stability of the nation’s transmission grid. The Interim Managing Director of TCN, Usman Gur Mohammed lauded the Generation Companies (GenCos) for complying with the Grid Code rule, which requires them to maintain the required frequency control.

He said the frequency control action implemented since May 22, 2017 has helped in stabilizing frequency and in turn enabled the company achieve a very high level of stability and reliability in the grid. He said despite the sudden loss of about 1,000 megawatts (mw) on June 4, 2017, the system was able to withstand it without any collapse even as many distribution feeders tripped off during a downpour.Having achieved this milestone, TCN said it is working assiduously to maintain the trend and also to further improve and stabilize the grid frequency.

“TCN is working with the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) on the provision of required incentives for GenCos to provide enough spinning reserve. The company is also committed to implementing all other actions that would lead to sustained system stability.The company reiterated its commitment to diligently executing its grid expansion and stability plans in the short, medium and long terms while working closely with the GenCos and the Distribution Companies (DisCos) to deliver quality and stable electricity supply to consumers nationwide.

Source: Daily Trust

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