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Why national grid hasn’t collapsed in last 2 months – Power Minister, Adelabu
 
By: Abara Blessing Oluchi
Sat, 25 May 2024   ||   Nigeria,
 

Minister of Power, Adebayo Adelabu has said that issues surrounding the constant collapse of the National grid are being resolved.

The Minister spoke on Friday at the ongoing Ministerial Sectorial Update put together by the Federal Government to offer the Ministers the opportunity to present their scorecards to the Nigerian public after one of the Tinubu administrations..

“You can see that for the past two months now the power grid has not collapsed because we’re also on top of it and we’re trying our best to ensure that we minimise the occurrence of this,” he said.

“But the permanent solution to grid collapse is to have automated control of the frequency on the grid and the voltage. There’s an application used for that, called Security Control and Data Acquisition, SCADA.

“We’ve been trying this thing for the last 10 to 12 years. But just last week we had intervention from the World Bank.

“They gave us 24 months to conclude the implementation of SCADA and I believe once the World Bank is involved, we’re going to achieve that.

“We now use a locally developed Internet of Things whereby you’re only able to see a portion of the generation and transmission locations while others are not on the network but with SCADA, 100 percent of the locations are going to be on the network,” he added.

 

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