A pinboard by
Aliyu Buba

Assisstant Chief Technologist, Federal Polytechnic Mubi


Development in any country is totally dependent on the availability of sustainable electrical power. Due to epileptic power supply in Nigeria, Generation, transmission, distribution, and usage of energy are to be optimized for the proper conservation of energy. Mainly Nigerian electricity is generated from different sources like hydro power plants, thermal power plants, and gas generating plants. Presently, the epileptic power supply and long time fault detection during distribution is a very serious problem. Also vandalisation of transmission lines, gas pipe lines to generating stations and shortages are common in Nigerian electrical distribution systems. It is therefore paramount to implement method for power distribution automization. This paper discussed ways to modernize the present systems with SCADA for automatic control of distribution systems. Though, Nigerian power system uses manual tap changer which increase and encourage power outage with less safety to the system. Therefore, this paper suggested automatic tap changer which maintains the voltage of the system and thus reduces manpower.