Electricity news update for September 21, 2017.
1. Power generation rises to 6619mw
The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, has presented the Federal Government’s scorecard on the power sector for the past two years. Fashola who delivered the keynote address at The Guardian power summit said that since the inauguration of the President Muhammadu Buhari’s government. Power generation has been on the increase.
He said power generation increased from 2690 megawatts (mw), which the government met in 2015, to 6619mw. According to him, the growth is not limited to generation, but to all other arms, such as transmission and distribution, noting that the government was focusing on the distribution arm.
2. BEDC Donates Transformer to Community In Edo State
Benin Electricity Distribution Company BEDC is set to add a 7.5MVA to the existing 7.5MVA transformer. The Edo State BEDC Chief State Head Fidelis Obishai asked the residents of Ulemo community in Oredo Local Government to pay their electricity bills promptly to enable BEDC to embark on faulty equipment repairs in their area and attend to other issues with prompt dispatch. He also urged customers to report those bypassing their meters by way of whistleblowing, saying that the prevalence of bypass, especially in Edo was militating against metering.
3. Federal Government Concludes On Plans For Mambilla 3050mw Hydro Plant
The Federal Government through the Federal Ministry of Power, Works and Housing yesterday, communicated a notification of final acceptance for Gezhouba-Sinohydro-Cgcoc, a subsidiary of China Energy Engineering Corp Ltd, towards the construction of Mambilla power plant. By this action, Nigeria has committed itself to a contract to execute 3,050MW of hydropower in Gembu, Taraba State.