New projects to add 819mw of clean power to national grid by 2019 – Fashola

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Nigeria’s minister for power, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, has said that the country should add up to 819 megawatts (mw) of clean electricity to the national grid from a number of hydro and wind power projects under construction in four northern states – Kaduna; Niger; Katsina; and Nasarawa, OGN reports.

Fashola, said at the recent fourth presidential quarterly business forum in Abuja, that the projects are 10mw Katsina wind farm; 40mw Kashimbilla hydro power; 700mw Zungeru hydro power; 29mw Dadin Kowa hydro power; and 40mw Gurara hydro power plants, adding that they were all at various stages of completion.

Though Fashola could not precisely state when the clean energy projects would come on stream, he however noted that, “some of them will be completed this year; some will run into the first quarter of 2018; and some in 2019.”