Chairman of Cummins Cogeneration and CEO of Powergas Africa, Mr Deepak Khilnani, has said that the company might be generating an additional 450 MW of electricity onto the National Grid in the next three years. This additional generation is well over 10% of the nation’s current electricity production.
He said this in his speech at a forum titled ‘Energy Sustainability and Security Forum: The way forward’ with the UK Department for International Trade.
“I am very proud of the end to end service capability we have built in Nigeria: having Engineering and Design capabilities, power generation and virtual gas supply in house we are truly able to deliver projects on time and guarantee reliable power.
Most importantly we are paid for performance – delivery of kilo watts.”
John Woodruffe, the Deputy Director of The Department For International Trade, Nigeria, said;
“It is always good to see such great companies such as Cummins bringing their innovations and skills to Nigeria.
The Department for International Trade is proud of its close working relationship with companies such as Cummins in their bid to contribute to the improvement of electricity generation within Nigeria.”
Cummins Power Generation Nigeria’s energy solution also happens to be extremely environmentally friendly as the primary fuel source is natural gas, which emits approximately one-tenth the emissions of diesel.
“We want to take gas to the North. Moreover, Powergas is developing a portfolio approach whereby if gas outage occurs in one region, we will still be able to deliver gas to our customers by operating multiple CNG mother stations,” said Deepak Khilnani.