TCN to remove non-compliant Gencos from grid to prevent system collapse

To avert system collapse, electricity generation companies that fail to comply with the stipulated frequency control that ensures stability of the power grid will be removed from the grid, the Transmission Company of Nigeria has declared.

According to TCN, the failure of some power generators to stick to the prescribed frequency control was contributory to the instability in Nigeria’s grid, a development that leads to power system collapse. Nigeria’s power grid collapsed seven times in the first quarter of 2018 but this reduced to three in the second quarter.

To address this development, the Managing Director, TCN, Usman Mohammed, explained that the transmission company was working on the grid’s frequency control in accordance with the standards of the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission.

Mohammed also stated that the TCN would soon deploy 260 megawatts of spinning reserve as against the zero or 40MW figure that was often the case, adding that Gencos that flaunt frequency control orders would be removed from the grid.

Source: The Punch




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