Zungeru hydroelectric power injected 700MW to national grid – Minister
The Minister of Power, Abubakar Aliyu, says the Zungeru Hydroelectric Power Plant in Niger State, has injected 700 Mega Watts, MW, to the National Grid to boost electricity.
Mr Aliyu stated this during a farewell party for him and the Minister of State, Mr Goddy Jedy-Agba by the Ministry of Power on Friday in Abuja.
He said: “Today the Zungeru Hydroelectric Power Plant has become a reality; we have as of today joined the grid with 700MW. Testing started Wednesday night.
“Information has reached us with the pictorial view of the meters showing us that the 700MW has gone on the grid,” he said.
The minister said that the Kashimbila Hydroelectric Power Project, a joint project with the Ministry of water resources, had been completed.
He said phase one of the project which is the line taking electricity to Yandev in Benue over 240 kilometers, had been completed and inaugurated last week.
On the Siemens project, Mr Aliyu said that the ministry had installed transformers in Abuja, Ajah, Lagos, adding that 10 massive mobile substations had been cleared.
“We have 10 of them at the port and the first one is in Ajah sub-station and some are also on the sea coming,” ‘he said.
Aliyu also said that the ministry of power on Wednesday presented to the Federal Executive Council, FEC, a contract for over 13, 000kilometers distribution line.
He said that the contract was approved for the Presidential Power Initiative (PPI).