Mr. Chiedu Ugbo, the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of NDPHC, who made this known yesterday in Abuja at a Power Sector Communication Team (PSCT) Solar Energy Workshop.
Ugbo noted that this was to ensure that gas delivery infrastructure does not disrupt supply chain to the power generating facilities.
According to him, most of the projects it is handling have been completed and already in service, even as preparations are in top gear to commission NDPHC Ikot-Ekpene switching station in the second week of November 2016.
He said, “This will allow evacuation of over 2,000MW of electricity from Calabar, Alaoji and Afam power stations in the Eastern plank, adding that several intervention projects in both transmission and distribution chain of the power industry were also completed and added to the network by NDPHC.
He further stated, “The privatisation of our power plants is still on course with three power stations taken together in the first round. Specifically, this process will continue with the conclusion of ongoing privatisation of Calabar, Geregu and Omotosho power stations while the Vice President and Chairman of the Board directed that Egbema power station is sold ‘As-Is’.
He added, “Decision on Omoku power station will be taken after the conclusion of ongoing project audit of the plant. All these strategies are designed to enable the management complete all the ongoing projects under phase 1 and deliver power to Nigerians.”
The managing director also disclosed that the management plans completion of the Gbarian power station by firing the second unit to bring available capacity to 225MW as well as completion of Alaoji Combined Cycle Phase, adding that “this will bring additional capacity of 270MW with one block steam cycle.”
He explained, “In July this year, NDPHC signed a partnership contract with Azuri Technologies Group/Azuri Solar Power Nigeria Limited for this presidential initiative designed to achieve in 12 months, deployment of all SHS units to the identified communities/beneficiaries. A new department is now in place to drive these initiatives.”
- The Sun