10mw wind farm to feed first electricity into Nigeria’s grid by Q4 2017

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The permanent secretary in the country’s power ministry, Mr. Louis Edozien, has disclosed that Nigeria’s 10 megawatts windfarm which has repeatedly overshot its completion and energy delivery timeline would now achieve both milestones in the last quarter (Q4) of 2017, OGN reports.

Edozien, told a gathering of electricity stakeholders at the just ended Nigeria Energy Forum (NEF) in Lagos, that outstanding works on the beleaguered project – the country’s first utility scale windfarm – had commenced and expected to end for its commissioning in Q4. He explained that the resumed works were being done on unit-by-unit basis, adding that when all units have been completed, the whole would be commissioned to generate into the grid.

Earlier in January, the power minister, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, disclosed that additional equipment for the completion of the plant which is located in Lamber Rimi Katsina, had been ordered and shipped into Nigeria. Also on the request of Fashola, the House of Representatives committee of power recently visited the project site to perhaps aid their debates on the project’s budget during parliamentary sitting.