Nigeria: Power lines to be Constructed to Pipe 2,000 MW Surplus

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Nigeria’s government will construct two additional power lines to pipe the surplus of 2,000 MW. Due to lack of adequate infrastructures, the Federal Government was unable to transport the power surplus recorded for months.

Indeed, Nigeria has an output capacity of 7,000 MW while its power distribution capacity stands at 5,000 MW.

Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved a memo providing a framework of investment at the 33KVA and 11KVA line in expanding the national distribution network, to deliver an extra 2,000MW of electricity to consumers,” said Babatunde Fashola (picture), Nigerian minister of electricity.

The government and the distribution companies (DisCos) that operate in the country will co-finance the project at 40% and 60% respectively.

According to the minister, the construction of these facilities is just the first step of the power distribution capacity expansion process.

Besides, additional plants of 1,600 MW are yet to be commissioned in this year. “We cannot continue to accumulate electricity production capacity if we are unable to distribute that energy to the people” he added.

Source: EcoFin Agency 

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