June 15, 2024

Nigerian Govt adds 625mw to national grid

The Federal Government has added 625mw of power to the national grid, increasing the grid’s wheeling capacity to 4800mw.

This is contained in a statement by Bolaji Tunji, the Special Adviser, Strategic Communications to the Minister of Power on Friday in Abuja.

Tunji quoted the Minister of Power, Adebayo Adelabu as saying this at the inauguration of the 63 Mega Volt Ampere (MVA), 132/33 Kilovolt (KV )mobile station at Ajah, Lagos and at the inauguration of 60MWA, 132/33KV Power Transformer in Birnin Kebbi, Kebbi .

The minister said the pivotal project is a testament to the Renewed Hope Agenda of President Bola Tinubu towards transforming the Power sector in the pursuit of reliable and sustainable energy infrastructure for a better Nigeria.

According to him, the mobile substation being inaugurated was a strategic deployment aimed at improving the transmission capacity constraints by over 1300mv across the nation.

He spoke on the significance of the project and other equipment undergoing installation under the Presidential Power Initiative (PPI).

Adelabu said that the mobile substations equally stands as a beacon of hope for businesses, households reliant on uninterrupted power supply, stopgap measures during maintenance and emergency.

He commended the collaborative efforts of the FGN Power Company, the German Government and Siemens Energy whose partnership has facilitated the production and installation of the substations.

The minister also announced the remote inauguration of a 60MVA power transformer at Birnin Kebbi, Kebbi .

“Together, these equipment will boost our transmission wheeling capacity by 123mw, thereby paving the way for enhanced electricity supply for all Nigerians”.

“I urge Nigerians to safeguard these vital installations against acts of vandalisation and sabotage,” he said.

Speaking earlier, Managing Director of FGN Power Company, Kenny Anuwe, said, “As Nigeria continues its journey towards energy sufficiency and economic prosperity, initiatives like the PPI.

According to him, this underscores Tinubu’s unwavering determination to deliver adequate electricity towards unlocking Nigeria’s full economic potential.

Anuwe assured of FGN Power Company’s commitment in driving progress and delivering tangible improvements in electricity access for all Nigerians in this transformative era in Nigeria’s power sector.

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