Nigeria power generation hits whopping 7,000 megawatts

Nigeria power generation hits whopping 7,000 megawatts

- Despite the huge transmission, only 4,600 megawatts got to the end consumers

- Fashola believes that the country can do better in all the processes, particularly distribution

- The minister says achieving the above would be possible if state and local government did their part in enforcing necessary legislation

Nigeria’s power, works and housing minister Babatunde Fashola has revealed that the country’s power generation rose to 7001 megawatts in September.

This, he said, was coupled with transmission of up to 6,700 megawatts and distribution rising to 4,600 megawatts.

Channels television reports that Fashola made the revelations while speaking at the executive session of the meeting of the National Council on Power.

Nigeria power generation hits whopping 7,000 megawatts
While power distribution was only just about 4,600 megawatts, generation hit a whopping 7,000 megawatts according to minister Fashola.

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The minister noted that while the statistics are impressive, this increase can, however, be improved upon if states and local governments do more to implement the law on power sector reform programmes.

The meeting held in Jos, Plateau state and included discussions about how to solve problems with power generation, transmission, distribution, metering, estimated billing and others.

Several policymakers in the energy sector and other stakeholders attended the meeting. Also present were dignitaries like state governor Simon Lalong and chairman of House Committee on Power Daniel Asuquo among others.

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He said: "There is enough solar irradiation in Nigeria for a land area of 3km by 3km full of Solar Photo-Voltaics to generate 500MW in each of the following twelve states: Kebbi, Sokoto, Zamfara, Katsina, Kaduna, Kano, Jigawa, Bauchi, Gombe, Yobe, Borno andPlateau – 6,000MW in all."

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