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1,025 Mega Watts on Stand-by From Niger Delta IPPs

By on June 7, 2012

The Niger Delta Power Holding Company (NDPHC) has disclosed that it has 1,025 Mega Watts in three Independent Power Plants waiting to be evacuated to the NAtional grid.

Managing Director of NDPHC, Mr. James Olotu said, “We have five units at our Olorunsogo Phase II Power station ready to deliver 650MW and in Sapele about 250MW while in Omotosho we have 125MW of electricity ready for the national grid.”

He disclosed this to the Commissioner of Police, Federal Capital Territory,  Adenrele Shinaba, when he visited him in Abuja.

Olotu said the successful evacuation of the capacity was contingent on the availablility of adequate gas supplies to power the IPPs. He disclosed that the Ministry of Petroleum Resources, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), International Oil Companies (IOCs) and the Nigeria Gas Company (NGC) were making efforts to make gas available.

According to him, “NIPP projects cut across generation, transmission and distribution of electricity in the country.  The magnitude of these infrastructure make it imperative for the organisation to seek the co-operation and support of the Police and other law enforcement agencies in protecting the facilities and creating the enabling environment for its contractors and consultant to work in.”