Electricity New power station to add 3000MW to national grid

Fashola made the disclosure while giving a speech at the National Association of Energy Correspondents conference in Lagos.

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Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola.

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The Mambilla Power Station in Taraba State will likely boost electricity generation in the country by adding 3000MW to the national grid, Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola has said.

Fashola made the disclosure while giving a speech at the National Association of Energy Correspondents conference in Lagos.

“Mambilla Power Station, for example, is likely to be our most defining in the road to incremental power. Situated in Taraba State, it will potentially add 3000MW to the grid and yet this is a Hydro-Electric project, not gas," Fashola said according to Leadership.

“In the short period between when we started work in November 2015 and February of this year, our generating capacity rose to 5,074 MW, the highest we have ever generated as a nation,” he added.

Fashola had earlier blamed the dip in electricity generation on the activities of vandals in the Niger Delta.

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Meanwhile, Nigeria’s electricity generation rose to 4,133MW on Wednesday, August 17.

Data obtained from Nigeria System Operator (NSO), an arm of the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN), showed that 4,133 MW was the peak generation on Wednesday while the lowest generation was 3,282 MW.

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