According to the Minister of Power, Abubakar Aliyu, the government of Buhari would have installed 22000 megawatts of energy by 2023.
He made this statement at the Presidential Score Card of the Ministry of Power in Abuja. The program is a yearly occasion where the various ministries showcase their successes to the public and media.
According to Aliyu, the administration has started a number of transformational initiatives to endow current megawatts with an additional 4,000 megawatts of generating capacity. He stated that the 700 megawatt Zungeru Hydro Power Plant would be finished in the first quarter of 2023 as part of the plans to generate the additional 4,000 megawatts.
According to Aliyu, the administration would endeavor to operationalize various power plants, including the 300 megawatt Okpai Phase II and the 240 megawatt Afam III.
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He said, “We’ll put the nation on a solid course for receiving 10,000 megawatts of supplied electricity. Today we are at 8,000 megawatts with 5,000 megawatts on-grid and above 3,000 megawatts of industrial captive off-grid and we will leave an installed capacity of almost 22000 megawatts of energy.”
Furthermore, Aliyu claims that there are ongoing initiatives to close the gap between energy supply and transmission capacity, with facilities. And investments totaling more than $3 billion.
He said, “The Kashimbilla Multipurpose Dam’s hydropower component was designed and increased from six megawatts to forty megawatts. However, this was part of the first phase of the infrastructure for evacuation, which connected Takum, Wukari, Rafin Kada, Dounga. As well as Yandev in the states of Taraba and Benue. Across 245 km of 132 kV transmission lines and three substations.”
“Phase two of the infrastructure for evacuation is currently at a level of 45% completion. This includes the full restoration of the Yandev substation. As well as a 56 km extension of the 132 kV transmission line from Yandev to Makurdi. Phase two of the infrastructure for the evacuation will result in the electricity of 24 host communities in Benue State. Including Zaki-Biam, Anyi, Buruku, Birama, Bibi, and Shibong,” he continued.