4,000MW of installed capacity stranded — NDPHC CEO


By Sebastine Obasi

While Nigerians grapple with inadequate and unstable power supply, the Managing Director of Niger Delta Power Holding Company, Mr Chiedu Ugbo stated that a major challenge is the over 4,000 megawatts, MW, of installed capacity that remains stranded.

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Speaking at the inauguration of the 2x600MVA, 132/33KV substation and associated 132 transmission lines at Abeokuta, Ogun State, Ugbo also said NDPHC has about 10 national independent power plants, NIPP, with a combined nameplate rating of 4,709 MW. According to him, “NDPHC currently contributes about 37 per cent of installed generation capacity to the national grid.    Over 4000MW of this installed capacity is stranded, as our average daily dispatch is 700MW.

“NDPHC’s contribution to the transmission grid system has transformed the hitherto radial 330Kv/132KV grid into a more robust grid system with the significant provision of…

Source: Vanguard Newspaper