|Dr Oladele Amoda, CEO, EKEDC
The Chief Executive Officer of Eko Electricity Distribution Company (EKEDC), Dr Oladele Amoda said that company has completed arrangements to generate 598 megawatts (Mw) of electricity from embedded generation (off-grid electricity by private generators).
Amoda said power supply from embedded generation had become imperative to enable the power company to meet the consumption needs of its customers.
He said the company gets 140Mw through the dedicated power supply and has prequalified 10 firms as successful bidders for the supply of 458Mw.
According to him, 100Mw comes from the rehabilitated STO6 or unit 6 of Egbin Power Station. Unit 6 was not part of the units privatised by the government while Paras Energy Limited is supplying 40Mw.
Among the prequalified bidders for the supply of 458Mw is First Power Limited.
He said First Power will be supplying 13mw. The company was ready to generate power but Eko DisCo first wants to tidy up arrangements and approval from the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) and off-takers of the power to be generated.