Virtual Conference “Power-Ops Security Nigeria” presenting a case on: “Fighting Electricity Theft with GIS Cloud”

 

A virtual conference “Power – Ops Security Nigeria” held by Agora Nexus in collaboration with GIS Cloud will be carried out on Wednesday 22nd July 12.00-13.30 (BST) / 13:00-14:30 (UTC) in Lagos. Uche Anyalewechi, Manager of GIS Projects at Enugu Electricity Distribution Plc will be leading a session on “Fighting Electricity Theft with GIS Cloud”.

If you wish to register, please contact: phil.manny@agoranexus.com
 
GIS software has been empowering the electric utility industry for decades. It provides a robust framework for asset and workforce management as well as tools for planning and analysis which are especially powerful for online collaboration. Electric utility companies across Nigeria struggle with electricity theftThe illegal connections to the power grid generate huge losses and are a hazard for locals. GIS technology can help mitigate the problem by enabling real-time insights and proper electric network visualization.
 
It is crucial to have an accurate asset inventory with electric poles, transformers, cable lines, substations, and other electric utility assets properly mapped. GIS allows you to manage the asset data a lot easier and enables you to take insight from the infrastructure.
 
With a properly set up GIS suite, you can get amazing insights from infrastructure data by:

  • Analyzing usage patterns
  • Recognizing problems and risks like power outages
  • Having oversight about energy consumption
  • Finding potential threats to the power grid
  • Managing utility asset repairs

 

Agora Nexus is a company whose initiative is to bring together key participants within West Africas Oil and Energy industries and address the security issues and challenges of the future and ongoing projects. In collaboration with GIS Cloud, Agora Nexus is organizing an online, virtual conference with a leading session from our partner in Nigeria Uche Anyalewechi, Manager of GIS Projects at Enugu Electricity Distribution Company (EEDC). Uche is going to talk about how utilizing GIS Cloud solution into their business helped efficiently map the electricity network improving the decision-making process in their company, and helped mitigate electricity theft. 
 
Implementing GIS Cloud into their everyday workflow proved to be the best solution for their entire business. Energy theft contributes significantly to the predominant high ATC & C losses recorded by the Distribution Companies (DISCOs) in Nigeria. The GIS approach towards the mitigation of this escalating phenomenon is worth discussing. 
 
EEDC used the Mobile Data Collection application to collect data on substations, transformers, and electric poles, as well as for customer indexing purposes. The collected data was instantly visualized in the Map Editor application, resulting in the spatial model of the electric network assets and customers. The feedback was easily communicated using the Map Viewer app, which also enabled them to effortlessly share data with the stakeholders in Senior Management. The stakeholders were able to view the data in the cloud using a simple branded interface with custom options and access it anytime, from any location.
 
Uche Anyalewechi has relevant Nigerian experiences on mitigating energy theft leveraging GIS Cloud Platform and will share the same during this session – “Fighting Electricity Theft with GIS Cloud”. In his 40 minute talk, he will discuss the use of GIS and how it can assist with energy theft prevention with his use case example and the work he has don inside EEDC.  
 
Agora Nexus will moderate the session and encourage a two-way conversation with questions to help participants understand their issues better and see the possible solutions with the help of GIS.
 
There will also be an official Q&A session with Uche Anyalewechi after the presentation.
 
Once more, if you wish to register, please contact: phil.manny@agoranexus.com