TCN Says Power Sector System Collapse Imminent

The Transmission Company of Nigeria ((TCN), on Wednesday warned about the imminence of another system collapse as a result of the volume of idle power waiting for evacuation. It advised electricity Distribution Companies (DisCos) to recapitalise to boost their capacity, lamenting that despite its existing capacity, load rejection from the DisCos, which causes high frequency and system collapse could still persist unless the DisCos are ready to distribute their loads.

The Assistant General Manager, Operation, Engr. Smart Omo Omoragbon who spoke during a media tour of Ikeja West, Transmission sub-station, Ipaja-Ayobo, Lagos, said as the government provides funding to the transmission expansion that has resulted in a strengthened transmission capacity, the private investors of the distribution sub-chain should recapitalise to be able to distribute their load allocation.

He said: “They are also improving but it might not also be at the same pace because the Federal Government is providing our funds. Their problem as far as fund is concern, they also need to recapitalise. Their network needs to be upgraded so that they can deliver energy to the Nigerian people.” Technically, transmission capacity is expected to double that of transmission, but in the Nigeria Electricity Supply Industry, distribution capacity is a far cry from the transmission capacity of about 7,000Megawatts (Mw).


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Post Author: Friday Ekeoba