Mr Babatunde Fashola, Minister of Power, Works and Housing, while speaking at the Nigeria-South Africa Chamber of Commerce breakfast business meeting in Lagos themed: “Power Sector and the Way Forward’’ on Thursday said that additional 945 megawatts of electricity would be added to the national grid before the end of the year.
Fashola said that additional power would be generated to the grid from 450 mw Azura Edo plant, 215 mw Kaduna power plant, 240 mw Afam V power plant and 40mw Kashimbilla hydro plant in Taraba State. According to him, the power sector has recorded successful improvement in incremental power capacity in generation, transmission and distribution.
“The country power generation, which stood at 4,000 megawatts when we came on board, but today, it has been increased to 7,000 megawatts. In 2015, energy transmission was 5,000mw while distribution was at 3,000mw but as at today, we are distributing 5,000 mw on average with 2,000 megawatts stranded. We are currently adding an average of 1,000 mw of energy yearly to the national grid which implies that we have added about 3,000 mw to the generation since we came on board,’’ he said.