90 Power Generating Turbines Not Working – Fashola

 90 Power Generating Turbines Not Working – Fashola

Fashola-screening-4The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, stated on Tuesday that only 50 out of the 140 power generating turbines in the country were currently functional,
He stated that incremental power would come when the country could generate additional electricity, adding that the government had resolved the crisis slowing down the operations of many power firms like the Aba Independent Power Project being run by Geometric Power and the Zungeru Power Plant. Fashola also stated that the government had a plan to complete 47 power projects in this year’s budget, adding “There are many projects that have been awarded that are not being funded. So, if we put money into the existing projects, we can gain a lot of time.”
The minister revealed that Nigeria had no functional coal power plant, adding that the ministry had started issuing electricity generation licences to firms that would generate power from renewable sources. “In the last three or four weeks, we approved the framework to start licensing about 14 solar power projects. The cumulative power that they will add to the grid is about 1,286MW. So, I am optimistic that we will get things right,” he added.

LTV

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