The completion of the Gurara Hydro Power Plant in Kaduna State would generate additional 30 megawatts, the Minster of Power, Works and Housing , Mr. Babatunde Fashola, has said. Fashola spoke on Friday in Kaduna when he visited the Gurara Dam project to assess the level of work.
The project is an earth-fill-rock dam, a multipurpose project, consisting of a dam, water transfer tunnel, a power house, a power transmission line, an irrigation scheme, a spillway, a bottom outlet access roads and associated works.
Fashola said the current administration was determined to increase the generation, transmission and distribution of electricity in the country using various energy mix.
He said, “ You see that our country is developing wind power in Kastina, it is developing hydro power here in Kaduna. It is also developing hydro power in Kashimbila. We have been to Jebba, we have been to Kainji, Shiroro and slowly the energy mix is coming together.”
He said that the government would soon complete and begin the evacuation of electricity from the plant, adding that approval has been granted by the Federal Executive Council to complete the Gurara- Kudanda substation.
The minister said that there was collaboration between the Federal Ministry of Water Resources and the Ministry of Power, Works and Housing in the Gurara project.
He expressed the hope that the project would be completed early next year.