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Geometric Power to begin full capacity operation as turbine synchronisation to national grid done

Geometric Power to begin full capacity operation as turbine synchronisation to national grid done

Geometric Power Limited, operators of the independent power plant in Osisioma area of Aba, the commercial hub of Abia State, says it has completed the synchronisation of its turbines to the national grid, which was done between April 3 to April 7, 2024.

Synchronidation in lay man’s terms means alignment, which is energising the national grid with the power generated from the plant, according to a staff simply identified as Amara.

“This synchronisation simply allows us to ramp up to the full capacity of our turbines, which we cannot do without the alignment”, said Amara.

BusinessDay gathered further that when a synchronous generator is connected to the grid, the process of synchronisation is required to ensure the generator is operating at the proper frequency.

This process is also termed paralleling the generator or gas turbine to the grid, that is to the bulk electricity system (BES).

During startup, the turbine speed controls the generator frequency, and the generator excitation system controls the generator terminal voltage.

The power company on April 3, 2024 announced that they were in the process of synchronising their three gas turbines with the national grid, to improve their ability to serve customers in the Aba ring fence.

They however regretted that the synchronisation will involve intermittent service disruptions between April 03 and April 07, 2024 and
apologised for any inconvenience this might cause and promised to restore stable power supply soonest

The 181-megawatt Geometric Power plant was inauguarated on Monday, February 26, by Nigeria’s Vice President Kashim Shettima.

Aba Power Limited Electric (APLE) the newest electricity distribution company (DISCO), in Nigeria, will take electricity from the new plant and supply to 9 of the 17 Local Government Areas of Abia State, namely Aba North, Aba South, Osisioma, Obingwa, Ugwunagbo, Ukwa East, Ukwa Wast, Isialangwa North and Isialangwa South.