TCN deploys new technology to improve national grid operation

Written by on August 19, 2022

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 Abdelaziz, 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.

This he said, 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.

He noted that TCN was building two new National Control Centres in Abuja and Osogbo.

The 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.


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