The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola has said about 1,129 megawatts (mw) more electricity will be added to the national grid when eight power plants are commissioned in 2018, Daily Trust reports.
Fashola who said this at the 22nd power sector meeting in Geregu Power Plc in Kogi state yesterday, said there was a need to evacuate the currently constrained 2,000mw before the new capacity comes to the grid. “We cannot afford to keep all this power without selling them; that is not good for the business for those who have invested in them,” he said.
Giving a breakdown, Fashola said 450mw is expected from Azura Power in Edo, 215mw from Kaduna power plant, 40mw from Kashimbilla in Taraba, and 29mw from Dadin Kowa in Gombe. Others are 30mw from Gurara in Kaduna, 10mw from Katsina wind power, 240mw from Afam III in Rivers and 115mw from Gbarain NIPP in Bayelsa state.
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