FG Boosts National Grid with Additional 625 Megawatts

The Federal Government has announced a significant addition of 625 megawatts to the national grid, effectively increasing its wheeling capacity to 4800 megawatts. This announcement was made by the Minister of Power, Chief Adebayo Adelabu, during the commissioning of the 63 MVA, 132/33kV mobile station at Ajah, Lagos State, and Birnin Kebbi, Kebbi State, simultaneously.

Chief Adelabu emphasized that the deployment of the Ajah Mobile Substation represents a strategic move aimed at alleviating transmission capacity constraints by over 1300 megawatts across the nation. He underscored the importance of the Ajah mobile substation in enhancing transmission capacity, expanding energy access, and progressing towards the 4000MW to 6000MW improvement targets.

Highlighting the significance of the mobile substation’s placement at key sites such as Okene, Amukpe, Potiskum, Apo, Ajah, Birnin Kebbi, and others, the minister reiterated the government’s commitment to enhancing transmission efficiency and reliability nationwide.

He further emphasized the versatility of the mobile substation, noting its capability to address major load centers, serve as a stopgap measure during maintenance and emergencies, and swiftly respond to fluctuating power demands. This flexibility, he noted, contributes to uninterrupted service delivery in the power sector.

In his address, the minister also addressed concerns about vested interests hindering progress in the power sector, attributing opposition to the sector’s improvement to selfish motives of certain individuals.

Stakeholders and Industry experts anticipate that this boost will contribute to address power supply challenges, fostering economic growth, and improving the quality of life for Nigerians across the country as the addition of 625 megawatts to the national grid marks a significant milestone in the government’s efforts to enhance power generation and distribution infrastructure.

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