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Electricity: We Are Expecting Additional 1,129 Mw In 2018 – Fashola

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-Despite attaining the current 7,000MW in Nigeria, 2,000MW of the total power was not being distributed to Nigerians.

Nigeria to get additional 1,129 Mw in 2018 – Fashola

The Federal Government had on Monday announced that additional 1,129 Mega Watts could be generated by 2018.

This was revealed by the Minster of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, who said after the completion of some power generation projects by 2018, they could generate to an additional 1,129 Mega Watts to the already existing 7,000 Mega Watts in the nation.

Fashola made the disclosure at the 22nd monthly meeting of stakeholders in the power sector at Geregu, in Kogi State.

Fashola said “the Azura power plant will give us another 450MW; I know that we will also get 10MW of wind power from Katsina State.

“I know that we will get 115MW from Gbari and 30MW from Kashimbila. “From Afam III, we will give 240MW of power in 2018, while Gurara is working to deliver 30MW, as Dadinkowa in Gombe will provide 29MM and Kaduna will generate 215 MW.

“All these power plants do not involve the mini grids and solar systems that are coming.”

The minister lamented that despite attaining the current 7,000MW in Nigeria, 2,000MW of the total power was not being distributed to Nigerians.

Source: Naija News

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