Minister of Power, Mr. Saleh Mamman has come out to say that the Federal Government is ready to support any initiative by electricity Distribution Companies (DisCos) aimed at tackling the problems facing the power sector.
Saleh recently revealed this at the inauguration of Eko Electric Distribution Company’s (EKEDC) Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition (SCADA) System in Lagos.
According to him, the EKEDC’s Board of Directors and management deserve praise for the recent milestone after lots of hardwork and sacrifice.
He added that SCADA is one of the most advanced technologies in the power distribution business globally and he expects it to lead to enhanced service delivery within EKEDC’s network.
His words, “I felicitate with and commend the EKEDC’s Board of Directors and management for this milestone.
“SCADA is one of the most advanced technologies in the power distribution business globally and I am optimistic that this event will translate to improved service delivery within EKEDC’s network.
“The inauguration of this SCADA system will help EKEDC monitor and respond quicker to faults and reduce the outage durations which would improve quality of service delivery to customers.”
Mr Adeoye Fadeyibi, Managing Director, EKEDC added, “SCADA is a centralised computer system which represents the evolution of our network operations from the present physical monitoring, remote coverage and relay of network information.
“By contrast, SCADA innovatively gathers real time information, identifies loopholes or breaches in the network and transfers this data back to a central site where the necessary analysis and control is carried out.
“The result of this analysis is then displayed in a logical and organised fashion. The project involves monitoring, control, fault tracking, data analysis and operations optimisation of our high-tension network.
“As part of Eko DisCo’s effort to improve operational efficiency, revenue generation and reduction of our Aggregate Technical Commercial and Collection Losses, we have implemented the SCADA project to automate our electric power distribution network across our franchise coverage area.”
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