Nigeria’s power supply may soon leap from over 3,000 megawatts (MW) to over 4,000 MW as Siemens Nigeria concludes plans to add 3 Gigawatts (GW) of electricity to the national grid by 2020, Vanguard reports.
Chief Executive officer, Siemens Nigeria, Onyeche Tifase stated that to make electricity more easily accessible to the whole population, power generation capacity must be ramped up and streamlined. “The Azura Edo Independent Power Project (IPP) helps to meet both of these criteria. This open cycle gas turbine will generate an additional 459 MW to the national grid when it comes online in 2018,” she said.
“Once fully completed, it is expected to add 3 GW of additional capacity – accounting for approximately 20 percent of Nigeria’s projected installed capacity by 2020. That is a massive increase in power generation for a country at Nigeria’s stage of development,” she added.