The electricity national grid has collapsed again and brought power outage to parts of Nigeria since Friday, 6:30pm.
The third collapse in less than a month ensued in spite of assurances by the Federal Government that the problem has been resolved.
Prior to the collapse, the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) had assured that that it engineers have deployed a stop-gap solution to improve grid monitoring and acquisition of data from remote stations (power stations and transmission substations) to the National Control Centre.
According to TCN, the security and integrity of the national grid have been impacted by insights received by NCC using web technology.
“This temporary use of the Network Automation System was deployed to assist TCN in conveying critical operational measurements data from remote stations to NCC using Web Technology, which is an integral component of the IoT. So far, the data received from remote stations has enabled NCC to obtain more insight into the situation of the power flow on the grid and has enabled NCC to make decisions that have impacted positively on the security and integrity of the Grid,” the company said.
As a result of the power outage, electricity distribution companies have announced to customers that they await restoration from TCN.
Eko Electricity Distribution Company (EKEDC) says their partners are assessing the extent of the damage to the National Grid and how soon it will be restored.
More information will be provided soon, pending the restoration of the grid.