A nationwide Technical Monitoring and Evaluation of the primary 33KV feeder lines and associated 33/11KV injection substations with supply source from 330/132/33KV transmission substation has kicked off from the stables of the The Nigerian Electricity Management Services Agency (NEMSA)
The agency commenced the exercise earlier in the week and explained that it is aimed at figuring out the challenges at the interface points between transmission and electricity distribution networks that are stopping a smooth power supply delivery in the country.
“The exigency of the exercise is to identify constraints militating against the quick realisation of the Federal Government’s policy and efforts for sustainability of the incremental, stable and uninterrupted power supply as they are achieved through the 33KV primary feeder lines to the 33/11KV injection substations and subsequently through the 11KV feeder lines associated distribution transformers and finally to consumers.
“Also, this is to identify the high-risk and technical loss points along the 33KV feeder lines. Again, this is to enable us to find out the causes for load rejection by DISCOs and to make recommendations for dealing with identified issues/challenges,” the Managing Director/CEO of NEMSA, Aliyu Tahir, explained.
Tahir said that NEMSA has shown zero tolerance for the substandard practices it rendered in the industry by taking steps to strengthen and expand its core mandate of monitoring and certification of electrical installations in the Nigerian Electricity Supply Industry (NESI), insisting that all electrical installations must meet the statutory requirement before they are certified.
Adding to this, the CEO of Ikeja Electric, Folake Soetan, during a meeting with the NEMSA team, said the discussions and steps taken by the Agency will definitely play an important role in enhancing the effective delivery of quality service. She further reiterated that the determination of the engineer Tahir led NEMSA will go a long way in achieving the set goals of the Agency as well as that of Ikeja Electric.
At the end of the deliberation, which held at the Ikeja Electric corporate Head office, all stakeholders agreed and resolved to stamp out the inflow of bad and/or substandard electrical materials and equipment in Ikeja. DisCo electricity network have well-planned, designed and executed electrical installation works that will stand the test of time; reduce electrical accidents, electrocution and electrical fires within Ikeja Disco franchise area.
Both parties also agreed to have a more mutual relationship that will bring about the desired stable electricity networks and power systems that deliver safe, reliable, efficient and regular power supply and at the same time guarantee safety of lives and property in the NESA and all other workplaces.