First time in 20 years electricity transmission stabilises for 24 hours - TCN

First time in 20 years electricity transmission stabilises for 24 hours - TCN

- For the first time in the last 20 years, electricity transmission stabilized for 24 hours on Wednesday, June 24

- The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) says this is a sign of constant improvement in electricity

- The frequency control action implemented since May 22, 2017 has helped in stabilizing the power supply

On Wednesday, June 21, the TCN announced that for the first time on Wednesday, June 24, in the last 20 years, the national grid maintained frequency stability for 24 consecutive hours.

Mrs Seun Olagunju a spokesperson of the TCN in a statement said the development was a key pointer to the gradual and consistent improvement in the stability of the nation’s transmission grid.

Also, Usman Kur Mohammed, the Interim Managing Director of TCN, praised the Generation Companies (GenCos) for complying with the Grid Code rule, which requires them to maintain the required frequency control.

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Mr Mohammed said the frequency control action implemented since May 22, 2017 has helped in stabilizing frequency and in turn enabled the company achieve a very high level of stability and reliability in the grid.

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Meanwhile, the NERC has ​declared that electricity consumers ​that were ​not provided with prepaid meters ​as at​ March 1 should stop paying electricity bills presented by DISCOs on the basis of estimated billing methodology.

Power frequency

Power frequency

The commission also ordered the DISCOs not to disconnect any such customer that refuses to pay the bills and further advised such customers to report to the commission if disconnected.

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The NERC said​ the new directive is in line with its mandate of protecting the rights of customers.

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