FGN Power Company to add 2000 Megawatts to National Grid

The Managing Director/CEO FGN Power Company Mr. Kenny Anuwe has said that FGN Power Company would increase electricity access across network by 2000 megawatts in addition to national grid.

Anuwe while speaking in Abuja on Monday at the Flag Off: Training on Network Development Studies noted that the additional 2000 megawatts will significantly improve lives of Nigerians and boost the economy.

“The grid capacity is about 5000megawatt and we are going to be adding another 2000 megawatts in the first phase of the Presidential Power Initiative (PPI), in the second phase we are going to be improving it with additional 4000 megawatts down to 25000 megawatts in the subsequent encounter phases of the PPI”.

Anuwe explained that is important because the benefits of constant and reliable electricity will boost economic activities; improve the lives of small, medium and micro enterprises across and deliver the much-needed power supply across the country.

He noted that the project is in line with the FGN Power Company’s mandate and Federal Government’s Next Level agenda to resolve the existing bottlenecks in transmission and distribution networks which will increase electricity access across Nigeria.

“We are looking at end to end issues, how to improve on the capacities to ensure that where we have darks and deficiencies in the transmission and distribution currently and meet up with the current constraints, we are addressing those immediately”.

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Meanwhile, Anuwe said the training of the engineers aimed at ensuring that our national grid develops by design and not by reactionary means to issues that are observed or anticipated.

“The most important thing is for the training to happen to enable our engineers in a coherent manner work together to ensure the development of the sector happens in a way that is sustainable”.

“We don’t want a situation where the discos are making a particular improvement not considering the infrastructure in other climes”.

“This software provides a platform for common training and synergy between all power sector players to work together using same software for training the engineers”. He added.

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