24 January 2018, Sweetcrude, Lagos – The Ministry of Power, Works and Housing says a recently-approved framework for investment in the 33KVA and 11KVA lines as part of measures aimed at expanding the national power distribution network will deliver an extra 2,000 megawatts of electricity to the national grid.
The framework was approved recently by the Federal Executive Council, FEC.
The Ministry said in a statement that the projects billed for execution under the arrangement were approved along with the rehabilitation of Kazaure water project and upgrading of obsolete flight safety laboratory and framework.
While the Kazaure water project will cost N3.7 billion, upgrading of obsolete flight laboratory framework and the power network projects will gulp a combined N656 million.
The Federal Ministry had earlier this month listed eight power plant projects it would embark on this year.
The ministry listed the projects as Azura (450 MW), Katsina Wind Farm (10 MW), Gbarain (115 MW), Kashimbilla (40 MW), Afam III (240 MW), Gurara (30 MW), Dadin Kowa (29 MW) and Kaduna (215 MW).
Already, Nigeria has 29 power plants, including Kanji, Jebba, Shiroro, Egbin ST2-5, Sapele, Delta, Afam IV-V, Geregu NIPP, Gberegu Gas, Omotosho Gas, Olorunsogo Gas and Sapele NIPP.
Others are Alaoji NIPP, Olorunsogo NIPP, Omotosho NIPP, Odukpani NIPP, Ihovbor NIPP, Okpan, Afam VI, Ibom Power, Asco, A.E.S, Omoku, Trans Amadi, Rivers IPP, Egbin ST6, Paras Energy, Azura-Edo IPP and Gbarain NIPP.
Out of the 29, three – Kanji, Jebba and Shiroro – are hydro plants; two – Egbin ST2-5 and Sapele – are steam, while the rest 24 are gas plants.