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SCADA system to help conserve power: Nasrul

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  • 23 January, 2023 12:00 AM
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SCADA system to help conserve power: Nasrul
State Minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Nasrul Hamid inaugurates the SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition) system by the Dhaka Electric Supply Company (DESCO) at Mirpur in the capital on Sunday.

Introduction of the Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition (SCADA) system by the Dhaka Electric Supply Company (DESCO) will help to conserve electricity, said State Minister for Power and Energy Nasrul Hamid.

“The data centre will be an important asset in the coming days for DESCO. It will also help the company ensure better and quality services,” he said while inaugurating the system as the chief guest.

The minister emphasised the consumer survey to improve quality of services.

“Only customers can tell how the DESCO is doing well or how much service it provides. It can be surveyed to check the service quality of the DESCO,” he said.

“Initiatives should be continued to increase awareness by prioritising the economical use of electricity and saving electricity,” the state minister added.

Nasrul Hamid also laid emphasis on upgrading the undergrounding of electric cables and substations.

According to the DESCO, the DESCO installed the SCADA system to monitor and efficiently manage the power network of 69 stations from the central control room.

 Feeder load quality will be managed by the load system efficiently and automatically by collecting load data based on time. As a result 12 lakh customers of DESCO will get better services, it said.

With DESCO Board of Directors chairman and additional secretary Md Nizam Uddin in the chair, the programme was also addressed, among others, by Power Division secretary Md Habibur Rahman, Bangladesh Power Development Board chairman Md Mahbubur Rahman and DESCO's managing director Kawsar Amir Ali.