The Minister of Power, Abubakar Aliyu says that President Muhammadu Buhari-led management will bequeath about 22,000 megawatts put in capability of electrical energy through 2023.

He stated this on the Presidential Score Card of the Ministry of Power in Abuja.

A programme is an annual tournament the place the quite a lot of ministries provide their achievements to the media and most of the people.

Aliyu stated the management had launched into a number of transformational initiatives to bequeath an extra 4,000 megawatts of producing capability to present megawatts.

He stated as section of the plans to reach the 4,000 further megawatts, the 700 megawatts Zungeru Hydro Power Plant could be finished within the first quarter of 2023.

Aliyu stated the management would paintings towards operationalisation of the 240 megawatts Afam III and 300 megawatts Okpai Phase II amongst others.

“We will set the rustic on a strong trail for 10,000 megawatts of provided power.

“Today we are at 8,000 megawatts with 5,000 megawatts on-grid and above 3,000 mega watts of industrial captive off-grid and we will leave an installed capacity of almost 22,000 megawatts,” he stated.

According to the minister, there are ongoing programames with amenities and investments secured at greater than 3 billion bucks to get rid of the space between transmission capability and provided power.

“The Hydropower element of the Kashimbilla Multipurpose Dam used to be designed and upgraded from six megawatts to 40 megawatts.

“This used to be in segment one of the evacuation infrastructure, overlaying 245km of 132kv transmission strains and 3 substations, connecting Takum, Wukari, Rafin Kada, Dounga and Yandev in Taraba and Benue States.

“The Phase two of the evacuation infrastructure is lately at 45 in keeping with cent crowning glory degree.

“This is overlaying 56km extension of the 132 kilovolts (kV) transmission line from Yandev to Makurdi and whole rehabilitation of the Yandev substation.

“Phase two of the evacuation infrastructure will lead to the electrification of 24 host communities, including Zaki-Biam, Anyi, Buruku, Birama, Bibi, Shibong, among others within Benue State,” he stated.

Aliyu stated his management had modified the narrative of the field from intake spending on subsidies to actual infrastructure spending.

He stated a complete of 105 Power Transformer initiatives had been finished all over the length 2015 to 2022, with a capability of 6,216 Mega Volt Ampere ( MVA) to the grid.

“This is with 73 of the power transformers installed by TCN engineers in substations across the nation.”

Aliyu stated “some of the completed Power Transformer and Substation projects are 150 MVA, 330 and 132 kilovolt (kV) Interbus Power Transformer at Ughelli, Delta IV Transmission Substation”.

“Also, there are 150MVA, 330 and 132kV Power Transformer at Ayade Transmission Substation, 2x150MVA 330 and 132 and 33kV Substation at Lafia, Nasarawa State.

“There may be the 2x60MVA 132 and 33kV Dawaki/Gwarinpa Substation which used to be not too long ago finished in November 2022 below the Abuja Feeding Scheme.

“Others are 2x60MVA 132 and 33kV Gagarawa Substation, 2x60MVA 132 and 33kV Substation at Adiabor, 2x30MVA 132 and 33kV Yelwa Yauri, 1x30MVA 132 and 33kV Ilashe Substation, 1x40MVA 132 and 33kV Substation at Bichi.”

The minister additionally stated {that a} quantity of substations and bay extensions had been being finished and anticipated to be inaugurated through quarters one and two of 2023.

The substations in accordance to him are, 2x150MVA, 330/132/33kV and 2x60MVA 132/33kV Substation in Akure, 2x150MVA 330/132/33kV Substation at New Apo, below the Abuja Feeding Scheme amongst others.

While nonetheless list the large strides of the present management, the minister stated about 900km of reconductoring and building of new transmission strains used to be finished all over the length between 2015 and 2022.

He additionally stated some transmission line initiatives had been virtually finished and anticipated to be commissioned through quarters one and two of 2023.

Some of the road initiatives in accordance to the minister are the “Kaduna-Jos Double Circuit Transmission Line and the Benin – Ajaokuta 330kV Single Circuit Turn In Turn Out on Azura Ihovbor Transmission Line.”

Aliyu additional stated there have been different essential ongoing initiatives below the Nigeria Electricity Grid Maintenance, Expansion & Rehabilitation Programme.

He stated the initiatives had been being financed through multilateral businesses like World Bank, Africa Development Bank (AfDB) amongst others and valued at about two billion bucks.