Lack of Adequate Infrastructure Threatens 20,000mw Projection

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The Chief Executive Officer, Enugu Electricity Distribution Company (EEDC), Rob Dickerman, has said that the dearth of infrastructure will affect Nigeria’s projection of hitting 20,000 megawatts (Mw) of electricity generation, The Nation reports.

Dickerman, who  stated this at a forum in Lagos, said getting the projected level of megawatts requires huge funds, as well as other infrastructure, such as gas networks, strong turbines and policies, among others. He said about $40billion is required to produce 20,000Mw, arguing that the inability of the Federal Government to provide infrastructure for the power plants would make the plan unrealisable.

Dickerman also said the country needs to build the Nigerian Liquefied Natural Gas (NLNG) domestic system, if it wants to make gas available for indigenous users. The industry had generated about 5,000Mw of electricity in February before it went down to a little over 2,000 Mw of electricity few days ago. Currently, the sector is generating 4,200Mw

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