The Chief Executive Officer of Eko Electricity Distribution Company (EKEDC), Dr Oladele Amoda at the weekend said that EKEDC has completed arrangements to generate 598 megawatts (Mw) of electricity from embedded generation (off-grid electricity by private generators).
Amoda said power supply from embedded generation had become imperative to enable the utility firm meet the consumption needs of its customers. He said the company gets 140Mw through dedicated power supply and has prequalified 10 firms as successful bidders for the supply of 458Mw. According to him, 100Mw comes from the rehabilitated STO6 or unit 6 of Egbin Power Station. Unit 6 was not part of the units privatised by the government while Paras Energy Limited is supplying 40Mw.
Among the prequalified bidders for the supply of 458Mw is First Power Limited. First Power, he said, will be supplying 13Mw. The firm was ready to pump power but Eko DisCo first wants to tidy up arrangements and approval from the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) and off-takers of the power to be generated.