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Power Generation to hit 5,500 Megawatts by Year End

By on June 12, 2012

Minister of Power, BArth Nnaji has disclosed that 1,000 Megawatts will be added to the National Grid by year end.

He made the disclosure whilst speaking at the Institute for Security Studies in Abuja on Monday.

Nnaji disclosed that the quantum of power supply would improve remarkably over the summer.

The minister said, “Before the end of July, there will be a remarkable improvement in power supply across the nation. Apart from improved supply from the hydro stations, there will be more gas for the thermal plants in places like Olorunshogo in Ogun State. What is more, some of the units at the NIPP plant at Ihonvbo in Edo State will have been inaugurated.

“A minimum of 1,00MW will be added to the national grid this year, bringing the quantum of power delivered to the grid to 5,500MW. Unlike in the past when there would be an improvement in power supply in one month only for it to dip the next month, the improvement this time will not be reversible. It can only get better, from month to month and from year to year.”