Power Sector And Other Related News Stories For Wednesday December 7th 2022

Posted by News Room December 7, 2022
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FG Blames Gas Shortage, Low Tariff for Poor Power Supply 

THE Federal Government yesterday attributed the poor performance of the power sector to inadequate gas supply power plants, poor distribution infrastructure and low tariff by segments of the population. 

The Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Power, Mr. Temitope Fashedemi who disclosed this on the first day of the 5th National Council on Power, in Abuja, said the challenges have created illiquidity in the electricity market in the country. 

Fashedemi noted that despite the strides recorded in the sector in the past years, there were still major challenges. 

“This year’s theme ‘Sustaining and Improving Electricity Supply through the Power Sector Value Chain for Socio-Economic Growth’ is apt. This is because despite the giant strides made since the enactment of the Electricity Power Sector Reform Act (EPSR) in 2005 and the Road Map for the Power Sector in 2010, there are still serious concerns affecting the various segments of the NESI. Generation – Inadequate Gas supply affecting Power Plants. Transmission – Right of Way issues preventing building of new infrastructure and vandalization of existing infrastructure. 

https://www.vanguardngr.com/2022/12/fg-blames-gas-shortage-low-tariff-for-poor-power-supply/

 

Truck Hits TCN tower, Leaves FCT in Total Darkness 

The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) and the environs have been thrown into darkness following a crash into Transmission Company of Nigeria’s (TCN’s) 132kV transmission tower No 20, supplying bulk electricity to the 100MVA by a truck. 

TCN said it is working assiduously to put in place a bypass from the Katampe Substation to the GIS substation in the Central Area to restore power supply to the area and the environs. 

According to TCN, the truck was loaded with gravels and lost control so hitting the transmission tower. 

The incident which occurred at about 2.55pm brought down the tower, but did not record any loss of life. Attempts, however, are being made by TCN engineers to remove the conductors presently lying on the road to ensure ease of movement around the area. 

“Presently TCN engineers are at the site of the incident and are already assessing the level of damage and attempting to put in place remedial installation in the form of a temporary by-pass to restore electricity supply to the affected areas. 

Consequent upon the incident, there is restricted outage in Maitama, Wuse, Central Area, and some parts of Garki. 

https://www.sunnewsonline.com/truck-hits-tcn-tower-leaves-fct-in-total-darkness/

 

Power Outage in Abuja as Truck Crashes into Transmission Tower 

Public power supply to parts of Abuja, the nation’s capital, has been disrupted following the destruction of a transmission tower at the outskirts of the city by a truck. 

The Transmission Company of Nigeria, TCN, in a statement explained that the truck loaded with “gravel that lost control and crashed into TCN’s 132kV transmission tower No 20, supplying bulk electricity to the 100MVA part of the Katampe Substation and 2x60MVA GIS Central Area Substation”.  

The areas affected include Maitama, Wuse, Central Area, and some parts of Garki.  

TCN said its engineers were working “assiduously” to put in place a bypass from the Katampe Substation to the GIS substation in the Central Area to restore power supply to the area and environs. 

The statement issued by TCN’s General Manager, Public Affairs, Ndidi Mbah, explained that the incident which occurred at about 2.55pm on Tuesday, brought down the tower, “but did not record any loss of life.  “Attempts are being made by TCN engineers to remove the conductors presently lying on the road to ensure ease of movement around the area.

https://www.vanguardngr.com/2022/12/power-outage-in-abuja-as-truck-crashes-into-transmission-tower/

 

Power Outrage as Truck Hits TCN Transformer In Abuja-Official 

The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) said the current restricted power situation in parts of Abuja was a result of a truck loaded with gravel that lost control and crashed into the company’s 132 Kilo Volt (KV) transmission tower No 20, 

Mrs Ndidi Mbah, TCN’S General Manager, Public Affairs made this known in a statement in Abuja on Tuesday 

Mbah said that the incident occurred at about 2.55 pm Tuesday and brought down the tower, adding that life was lost. 

She said that the tower supplies bulk electricity to the 100 Mega Volt Ampere (MVA) part of the Katampe Substation and 2x60MVA Gas Insulated Switchgear (GIS( Central Area Substation. 

”Consequent upon the incident, there is restricted power outage in Maitama, Wuse, Central Area, and some parts of Garki,” she said.

According to her, the company is working assiduously to put in place a bypass from the Katampe Substation to the GIS substation in the Central Area to restore power supply to the area and environs. 

”Attempts are being made by TCN engineers to remove the conductors presently lying on the road to ensure ease of movement around the area. 

https://guardian.ng/news/power-outrage-as-truck-hits-tcn-transformer-in-abuja-official/

 

Schneider Slams Use of Thermal Power Plants, Calls for Renewable Energy Adoption 

Global specialist in energy management and automation, Schneider Electric, has said the production of electricity through thermal power plants in Nigeria is counterproductive to growing sustainability imperative of reducing carbon emissions. 

Managing Director, Anglophone West Africa, Christophe Begat, said though Nigeria has the potential to generate 12,522MW of electricity from its existing plants, it is currently unable to dispatch beyond 4,000MW, which constitutes a short supply. 

He blamed this gap on significant waste and inefficient processes that have gone unchecked for a long time. 

According to Begat, thermal processes account for 78 per cent of total electricity production. As a result, he said Schneider Electric sees a pressing need to factor in priorities, such as accessibility, reliability and affordability, and most importantly, sustainability, following the company’s new electrification strategy for Nigeria. 

Schneider Electric estimates the share of electricity in the global energy mix will grow from six per cent to, at least, 40 per cent by 2040. 

However, the energy company says its focus is not only on higher electrification but also on the means of electricity production, which is currently dominated by energy and carbon-intensive thermal plants. Schneider Electric is, therefore, re-imagining the sustainability of electricity through a revolutionary solution it has phrased ‘Electricity 4.0’. 

https://guardian.ng/news/schneider-slams-use-of-thermal-power-plants-calls-for-renewable-energy-adoption/

 

Sustainable Electricity: Schneider Calls for Renewables Adoption, Digitalization 

Global specialist in energy management and automation, Schneider Electric, has said the production of electricity through thermal power plants in Nigeria, runs counterproductive to the growing sustainability imperative of reducing carbon emissions. 

Managing Director, Anglophone West Africa, Christophe Begat, stated that although Nigeria has the potential to generate 12,522MW of electricity from its existing plants, it is currently unable to dispatch beyond 4,000MW – which constitutes a short supply. 

This gap, he linked to significant waste and inefficient processes that have gone unchecked for a long time. 

According to Begat, thermal processes account for 78% of the total electricity production. As a result, Schneider Electric sees a pressing need to factor in priorities such as accessibility, reliability, and affordability, and most importantly – sustainability, following the company’s new electrification strategy for Nigeria. 

Schneider Electric estimates the share of electricity in the global energy mix to grow from 6% today to at least 40% by 2040. However, the energy company said it’s focus was not only on higher electrification but also on the means of electricity production – which is currently dominated by energy – and carbon-intensive thermal plants. 

https://leadership.ng/sustainable-electricity-schneider-calls-for-renewables-adoption-digitalization/