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FG Delivers Over 80% Of NIPP Targets –Sambo

The past administration of Former President Goodluck Jonathan almost completed all the ower projects it initiated before leaving office on May 29.

According to a document from the office of the former Vice President Namadi Sambo most of the power projects the administration initiated under National Integrated Power Programme (NIPP) have been completed, while others are near completion.

According to the document, the 560 megawatt (MW) Calabar Power Station, combined 900 MW power plants by Benin Generation Company and Ogorode in Edo and Delta states, respectively, are awaiting official commissioning.

Italso stated that power plants in Gbarain, Bayelsa State; Omoku Power Station in Rivers State and Egbema Power Station in Imo State are at various advanced stages of completion.

Sambo stated that Under the Phase I of the project mandate of the NDPHC government has completed several power projects including the 434mw Geregu II power plant in Kogi State; 500 mw Omotosho II power plant in Ondo State; 750mw Olorunsogo II power plant in Ogun State and 504 mw Phase I Alaoji thermal power station in Abia State.

According to the Alhaji Sambo, the NDPHC has also delivered several power transmission projects in Lagos State, including “a new 330kV Gas Insulated Substations (GIS) at Aja and the extension of the existing 132kVGIS there with 150MVA and 100MVA Transformers as well as the Lekki 132kV GIS with 2x60MVA Transformers.

“All these projects have been completed and already in service. Oke Aro 330/132/33kV substation, one of NIPPs several interventions within Lagos and Ogun states in these regards was equipped with large capacity 2nos 300MVA 330/132kV transformers, making the station the first of its kind in the grid with a total transformation capacity of 600MVA at the 330kV level. A 75MVAR 330kV shunt reactor was also installed for effective grid voltage control,” Sambo said.

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