Nigerian Government Adds 625mw To National Grid

The federal government has increased the national grid’s wheeling capacity to 4800MW with the addition of 625MW of power.

The federal government has increased the national grid’s wheeling capacity to 4800MW with the addition of 625MW of power.

According to a statement by the Special Adviser on Strategic Communications to the Minister of Power, Bolaji Tunji, the Minister of Power, Adebayo Adelabu, announced this during the inauguration of a 63MVA mobile substation in Ajah, Lagos, and a 60MVA power transformer in Birnin Kebbi, Kebbi State.

The minister stated that this project aligns with President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s Renewed Hope Agenda to transform the power sector and achieve reliable and sustainable energy infrastructure for a better Nigeria.

The mobile substation is a strategic deployment aimed at alleviating transmission capacity constraints by over 1300MV across the country.

He said the mobile substations equally “stands as a beacon of hope for businesses, household reliant on uninterrupted power supply, stopgap measure during maintenance and emergency.”

The minister also announced the remote inauguration of a 60MVA power transformer at Birnin Kebbi, Kebbi .

“Together, these equipment will boost our transmission wheeling capacity by 123mw, thereby paving the way for enhanced electricity supply for all Nigerians.”

“I urge all Nigerians to safeguard these vital installations against acts of vandalism and sabotage,” he said.

He also called on the management of the Power Company and all stakeholders in the power sector to work with determination to ensure that the timelines set for projects delivery were achieved.

Despite the progress made in the power sector, Nigeria still faces numerous challenges, including inadequate infrastructure, insufficient investment, and widespread electricity theft and vandalism. Addressing these challenges requires a multifaceted approach that involves government intervention, private sector participation, and community engagement. It also necessitates policies that promote transparency, accountability, and good governance in the management of energy resources.

As Nigeria continues on its path towards energy sufficiency and sustainability, collaboration and partnership will be key to overcoming obstacles and unlocking the full potential of its power sector. By prioritizing investments in infrastructure, embracing renewable energy technologies, and implementing sound policies and regulations, Nigeria can build a brighter and more prosperous future for its citizens.

The addition of 625MW to the national grid represents a significant step forward in Nigeria’s quest for energy security, economic development, and environmental sustainability. It demonstrates the government’s commitment to strengthening the country’s power infrastructure and improving access to reliable electricity for all Nigerians. Moving forward, sustained investment, innovation, and collaboration will be essential for addressing the remaining challenges and realizing the full potential of Nigeria’s power sector. With continued dedication and effort, Nigeria can build a more resilient, inclusive, and sustainable energy future for generations to come.

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