The Federal Government through the Ministry of Power has launched the Central Data Management System (CDMS). CDMS is an online platform of the Nigerian Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL) that monitors power networks across the country.
This is according to a report by the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA).
The Central Data Management System aims to offer authentic data and the newest tools that can sustain the data-driven electrification plan under the domain nigeriase4all.gov.ng.
What you should know
- The platform has a satellite mapping of 350,000 settlement clusters; over 3,000 settlement clusters remotely mapped with over 2,600,000 buildings identified; about 50,000 kilometers of 33 kilovolts (kV) and 11kV power distribution lines being tracked across 21 States and the FCT.
- The Central Data Management System also remotely monitors mini-grids all over the country, to virtually evaluate their performance, using Application Programming Interface (API).
- The platform is sponsored by the European Union (EU) and the German Government, and was conducted in the framework of the Nigerian Energy Support Programme (NESP) – a technical assistance programme co-funded by the EU and Germany, while the German agency, GIZ, and the Federal Ministry of Power are implementing.
What they are saying
Commenting on the development, the Minister of Power, Engr. Sale Mamman, said, “This initiative is part of our efforts to digitize the Nigerian power sector using new innovative digital technologies and processes that will help address many of the key challenges that our power sector is facing today. . . It is very remarkable to note that within just one year of starting the Central Data Management System project, the following primary data has been gathered, classified and stored on the Nigeria SE4All web portal being launched today.”
The Head of Cooperation, European Union Delegation to Nigeria and ECOWAS, Mr. Kurt Cornelis, said, “This CDMS will provide the government, investors and project developers with accurate data for market intelligence and planning needed to achieve Nigeria’s SDG7 goal.”
The German Ambassador to Nigeria, Birgitt Ory, opined that data for the power sector is vital for overall national development, she said, “Building on a solid database of these concepts can help to develop economic and ecological opportunities, and thus become an engine for sustainable growth.”
Why it matters
The platform’s launch is in line with the present regime’s commitment to Electricity Vision 30:30:30, a target to deliver 30,000 Megawatts (MW) of electricity by 2030 with at least 30% coming from renewable energy.