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NDPHC to add 4,200 MW to national grid by December

By on April 20, 2013

The Niger Delta Power Holding Company said it aims to be contributing about 4, 200 mega watts of electricity to the national grid by December.

NDPHC, the owners of the National Integrated Power Project, gave the assurance on Thursday while inaugurating six 1/15 Mega Volte Ambient (MVA) transformers in Lagos, according to the News Agency of Nigeria.

The NDPHC Managing Director, Mr. James Olotu, said that the company was working assiduously to boost  electricity generation and supply in the country.

He said, “The national grid expectation is 9, 000 by the end of this year.

“This means that by December, NIPP is projecting to be contributing about 4, 200 megawatts which will be about 50 per cent of the total power generation to the national grid.”

Olotu said that currently, NIPP was contributing about 1, 900 mega watts out of the 4, 300 mega watts of power being generated nationally.

He said that the 1/15 MVA transformers being inaugurated would reduce power outages in the country.

The NDPHC boss said that the project would boost electricity supply to communities linked under the jurisdiction of the inaugurated transformer.

According to Olotu, the company’s efforts are in line with the Federal Government’s power sector reform.

He said that the NIPP was poised to deliver on all its 2013 projects before end of the year.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that six additional 1/15 MVA transformers were installed in some injector sub-stations in Ojo, Mushin, Yaba, Ijora and Orile-Coker areas in Lagos.