The Niger-Delta Power Holding Company (NDPHC), has completed work on eight power plants, worth billions of Naira, in order to increase electricity generation in Nigeria.
The plants, which were constructed under the Federal Government’s National Independent Power Project (NIPP), included the 750MW Olorunsogo 11, 450MW Sapele, 434MW Geregu 11, 450MW Omotosho 11, 450MW Ihovbor, 450MW Alaoji, 563MW Calabar and 225MW Gbarain.
In its review of operations in 2018, the company stated that: “The NDPHC has completed 2,194KM of 330KV transmission lines and 809KM of 132KV transmission lines; an increase of 46 per cent and 13 per cent respectively over the pre-NIPP status of grid infrastructure. It has further constructed a total of 2,600KM of 11KV and 1,700KM of 33KV distribution lines for improving access to electricity”.
Consequently, the company stated: “Nigeria’s power generation capacity has risen. But Nigeria’s power distribution system has been enhanced with hundreds of injection sub-stations, 11KV lines and 33KV lines added. Work is also in progress in many more transmission and distribution projects”.
Although a 100 per cent supply is yet to be attained, things have been stabilized while work on incremental power supply is still ongoing, with the rehabilitation of 39 km Ore to Okitipupa 33 KV Line through Ode-Aye, improvement of electricity supply to communities in Ilaje Local Government of Ondo State, improvement of electricity supply to Okitipupa and Ondo State University of Science and Technology, construction of dedicated 52kM 33KV line from Funtua TS to Malumfashi 1 x 7.5 MVA, 33 /11KV Injection Substation and Upgrade of Power Supply to Daura Town, Upgrade of 1 X 7.5 MVA, 33/11 KV Injection Substation at Ile-Ife to 2 X 7.5 MVA, as some of its ongoing projects.