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Blackout: Electricity national grid collapses third time in one month


Hard times await the Nigerian masses following reports that the electricity national grid has collapsed again.

WuzupNigeria gathered that the collapse, which is the third in less than a month, will inevitably paralyse commercial activities and leaves homes without power supply.

Recall that the Transmission Company of Nigeria, which manages the grid had reassured Nigerians last month that it had developed an alternative ways to mitigate the problem.

The TCN had said, “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 stop-gap solution became necessary as TCN could not access and receive comprehensive operational data of the entire power grid for managing the fast-growing system. The existing inadequate SCADA System cannot provide adequate grid visibility, as parts of the existing SCADA system are moribund and damaged, coupled with an ineffective telecommunication network infrastructure.

“The fact that several stations were never integrated into the existing SCADA at all, and made grid visibility and management very difficult and inefficient.”