Power

Adelabu Launches SCADA System For Integrated Energy Management

The Honorable Minister of Power, Chief Adebayo Adelabu has launched a fully furnished energy Management System (EMS), for the Rural Electrification Agency (REA).

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EMS is an off-grid electricity SCADA system for integrated Energy Management and Control system, which was put together in partnership with the Korean Government under Official Development Assistant (ODA) program.

The Director, Information, Ministry of Power, Mrs. Dibiaezue-Eke, Florence in a statement said, the system which was launched recently in Abuja, would enable the Rural Electrification Agency (REA) to monitor projects effectively, generate and analyse data remotely to ensure its projects performance .

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Chief Adelabu said, the Energy Management System which completion coincides with the Electricity Act, 2023 under Section 154, would also enable investors to have real time data for Electricity planning and market intelligence.

Represented by the Director, Renewable and Rural Power Access, Engr. Ali-Dapsharima Abubakar, the Minister
commended the collaboration, adding that “collaborations such as these will help bridge the gap between the served and the underserved”

Earlier in his welcome address, the managing Director /CEO of REA, Engr. Ahmad Salihijo Ahmad stated that the integrated energy management system being launched was capable of hosting all mini-grids within the 4 communities in electrified areas around the Federal Capital territories (FCT).

He also said that “the milestone Achieved under the Korean Energy Project was a testament of the agency’s resolve towards collaboration with development partners in delivering its mandate…”

The Korean Ambassador to Nigeria who was represented by Kim Young-chae in his goodwill message, thanked the Federal Government of Nigeria for providing enabling environment for Korean Institute for Advancement of technology and its Korean implementing consortium partners (lljin Electric, S&D Powernics , Smart Grid Association and technology University of Korea) to successfully execute the projects.

He reaffirmed the Republic of South Korea’s commitment through the official development Assistance (ODA) fund in supporting Nigeria power sector particularly on the development of solar Mini-grids.

 

 

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