June 22, 2024
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ELECTRICITY

Nigeria: Power Minister Announces Additional 625MW to National Grid

An additional 625 megawatts (MW) have  been added to the national grid in Nigeria, which has increased the grid’s capacity to 4,800 megawatts. This wasade known by the minister of power, Adebayo Adelabu.

He made the announcement yesterday, in Lagos at the commissioning of the 63 MVA, 132/33kV mobile station at Ajah, and the 60MVA, 132/33kv in Birnin Kebbi, Kebbi State, simultaneously. He explained that the two equipment would boost the nation’s transmission wheeling capacity by 123MW, thereby paving the way for enhanced electricity supply for all Nigerians.

He said the mobile substation would represent a strategic deployment aimed at improving the transmission capacity constraints by over 1300MW across the nation with its strategic placement at key sites such as Okene, Amukpe, Potiskum,Apo, Ajah, Birnin Kebbi, which underscored the government dedication to enhancing transmission efficiency and reliability nationwide.

“Not only does it serve as a catalyst for capacity enhancement within our transmission network, but it also stands as a beacon of hope for the businesses and households reliant on uninterrupted power supply.” Said the minister.

“The versatility of this mobile substation cannot be overstated. From addressing major load centres to serving as a stopgap measure during maintenance and emergencies, its flexibility ensures swift responses to fluctuating power demands, thereby contributing to uninterrupted service delivery.” The minister added.

He further made an appeal to Nigerians to protect the assets to prevent vandalism.

 

 

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