FG to commission more power projects in 2017 – Fashola

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The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola has unveiled plans to commission some electricity projects this year, The Guardian reports.

Fashola, who made this revelation in Lagos during the 11th Monthly Stakeholders meeting, said some of the projects to be commissioned in the course of the year include the completion of the Kaduna 215 megawatt power plant; the Gurara project and the Gardin Kowa plant. Others are the Gudenda substation, as well as the conclusion of the Katsina wind and the Abuja solar farms.

The second phase of the Abuja solar project, he noted would run-up from 800watts to 1.2 megawatts and also spoke of the possibility of partnerships in the area of development of hydro dams. He also disclosed that 14 projects for transmission in Lagos State and Ikeja West, which is the largest in terms of transformer capacity, are currently undergoing expansion to respond to the growing needs of the population.