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NDPHC to generate 4,200MW to national grid by December


 The Niger Delta Power Holding Company Ltd. (NDPHC) says it aims to be contributing about 4, 200 megawatts (MW) of electricity to the national grid by December.

NDPHC, the owners of the National Integrated Power Project (NIPP), gave the assurance on Thursday while inaugurating six 1/15 mega volte ambient (MVA) transformers in Lagos.

NDPHC managing director, James Olotu, said that the company was working assiduously to boost electricity generation and supply in the country

 “The national grid expectation is 9, 000 megawatts by the end of this year.

“This means that by December, NIPP is projecting to be contributing about 4, 200 megawatts which will be about 50 percent of the total power generation to the national grid”.

Olotu said that currently, NIPP was contributing about 1, 900 megawatts out of the 4, 300 megawatts of power being generated nationally.

He said that the 1/15 MVA transformers being inaugurated would reduce power outages in the country.

The NDPHC boss said that the project would boost electricity supply to communities linked under the jurisdiction of the inaugurated transformer.

According to Olotu, the company’s efforts are in line with the Federal Government’s power sector reform.

He said that the NIPP was poised to deliver on all its 2013 projects before end of the year.

Six additional 1/15 MVA transformers were installed in some injector sub-stations in Ojo, Mushin, Yaba, Ijora and Orile-Coker areas in Lagos.

Meanwhile, Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) on Thursday said it has lifted its force majeure on gas supplies to Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas (NLNG).

The force majeure on gas supplies was declared by the company in February, shutting down the Soku and Gbaran-Ubie gas plants, after discovering a leak on its major gas trunkline.

Precious Okolobo, a spokesman for SPDC, confirmed it had been lifted, adding that the cause of the pipeline leak was sabotage, according to Reuters.

The renewal of gas supplies came a day after Shell declared force majeure on Bonny Light crude oil exports – meaning that it is unable to meet the contracted demand for the crude.