In a show of strength as a big brother in West Africa, Nigeria is once again making sure it doesn’t slack in giving out even as its own problems are constantly begging for prompt attention.
Engr. Kassim Abdullahi, the Executive Director, Generation, Niger Delta Power Holding Company (NDPHC), has disclosed that the company has a power purchase agreement deal in place to supply 70MW of power to Togo from Calabar Power Plant in Odukpani, Cross River State.
Nigeria currently generates less than 4,000 megawatts and can nosedive to around 2000 due to gas shortage or pipeline explosion. For a country still fumbling in electricity generation for its citizens, 70 MW power can still solve electricity problems in neighbouring industrially inclined states.
Engr. Abdullahi, who gave the hint during an inspection tour of the plant at the weekend, also disclosed that discussions are ongoing to supply another 100MW to Paradise City in Calabar, stressing that the company is working to improve power supply to Nigerians through Eligible Customer framework.
A statement by Mrs. Olufunke Nwankwo, Head, Communication & Public Relations, noted that the plant, which is wholly owned by NDPHC under the NIPP program, has five units (Gas Turbines) with a total designed capacity of about 600 Mega Watts.
Speaking shortly after the inspection, Engr. Abdullahi described the plant as one of the best amongst NDPHC plants with uninterruptible gas availability and a good dispatch network.
He said the company already has an power purchase agreement to supply 70MW of power to West African nation- Togo from the power plant and are in discussion to supply another 100MW to Paradise City in Calabar.