FG Adds 625 MW to The National Grid To Boost Electricity Supply

...inaugurates two Siemens mobile substations.

The Federal Government has announced the addition of 625MW of electricity to the national grid, increasing its wheeling capacity to 4800MW, with the commissioning of two Siemens mobile substations in Lagos and Kebbi states.

Mr. Bolaji Tunji, Special Adviser on Strategic Communications to the Minister of Power, made the announcement in a statement published in Abuja on Friday.

Tunji referenced Mr. Adebayo Adelabu, Minister of Power, who made these statements at the inauguration of a 63 Mega Volt Ampere (MVA), 132/33 Kilo Volt (KV) mobile station in Ajah, Lagos, and the unveiling of a 60MVA, 132/33KV Power Transformer in Birnin Kebbi, Kebbi.

The minister recognised the mobile substation's strategic deployment, which is projected to reduce transmission capacity restrictions by more than 1300MV nationwide. He highlighted the significance of this project and other equipment built under the Presidential Power Initiative (PPI), stating that these mobile substations would benefit both businesses and individuals that rely on uninterrupted power supply, functioning as a temporary solution during maintenance and emergencies.

Adelabu praised the collaboration between FGN Power Company, the German government, and Siemens Energy, which permitted the manufacturing and installation of these substations. The minister also remotely commissioned a 60MVA power transformer in Birnin Kebbi, Kebbi.

In earlier remarks, Mr. Kenny Anuwe, Managing Director of FGN Power Company, emphasised the importance of programmes such as the Presidential Power Initiative (PPI) as Nigeria strives for energy independence and economic development.

He emphasised that such initiatives demonstrate President Tinubu's unwavering commitment to delivering sufficient electricity to fully achieve Nigeria's economic potential.

Anuwe reaffirmed FGN Power Company's commitment to pushing development and providing meaningful improvements in energy availability for all Nigerians at this revolutionary moment in the country's power sector.

Tunji said that FGN Power was established by the Presidency as a Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) tasked with carrying out the Presidential Power Initiative (PPI), with Siemens as the technical partner.

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