Two units of 60 Mega Volt Amp (MVA) 132/33KV power transformers have been installed by TCN at Papalanto and Okpella transmission substations in Ogun and Edo states respectively. The GM, Public ffairs of TCN, Ndidi Mbah, said the 60MVA transformer in Okpella would be commissioned by NERC’s Chairman on Sept. 22 while the Papalanto transformer would be commissioned by the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola at a later date.
“The 60MVA transformers would greatly support the industrial policy of Edo government, given the existence of huge deposit of limestone and other solid minerals in the area and at the same time improve power supply to electricity consumers within Benin and its environs, with consumers in Ogun state not being left out as well,” Mbah said.
CWG PROSES SMART METERING TO CURB POWER THEFT, CRISIS – THE GUARDIAN
To curb the menace in the country’s electricity sector, a Pan-African information and communications technology provider, CWG Plc, has proposed a Smart Utility solution (SUS), also known as an anti-theft meter to manage electricity flow and cost. Laying credence to this, the CEO, CWG Plc, James Agada, while speaking in Lagos during a seminar organized by the company tagged “Using Value Added Service to Solve Energy Crisis,” said the meter is a theft prevention solution, with utility analytics, energy audit, demand side management, real time billing efficiency and network asset management. He said the meter was built with high speed 4G LTE modem Wi-Fi router, inbuilt CIU, for wireless internet access.
Reiterating the CEO’s point, the Vice President, Corporate Development CWG, Daniel Shobhan Das, said: “Our Smart Utility has the capacity to significantly reduce the challenges witnessed in the power sector.” The meter would be offered to Discos in order to efficiently manage and monitor energy flow to end users, he said. According to him, the CWG solution will be used by using a Pole Top Unit (PTU) mounted on each distribution poles. The meter also comes in a single and double phase for households and has the capacity to remotely disconnect non-paying consumers.