The Niger Delta Power Holding Company (NDPHC) has signed a PPA with the Kano State Government of Nigeria to supply 20 MW of electricity to enhance operations of the state water board. Kassim Abdullahi, Executive Director, Generation at NDPHC, said that the company has a total installed capacity of 4000 MW. He said that the company was already supplying 700 MW to the national grid, and that its Aloaji power plants would be used to supply power to Kano.
Abdullahi said that Alaoji was selected to supply Kano because of the reliability and availability of power required in the PPA by Kano state. He stressed that NDPHC can supply 500 MW from Aloaji. He said: “We have a lot of power available, and I believe this agreement will give comfort to the state that we have more than enough supply available. We have done a great deal to ensure that the tariff we gave to Kano is highly competitive. We have also done a lot to ensure that the state benefits from the intervention as NDPHC has installed infrastructure and investment prior to signing the agreement.”
Sadiq Wali, the Kano State Commissioner for Water Resources, said that the PPA was for the supply of about 95 per cent uninterrupted electricity to water plants in the state, with five water treatment plants being selected in the first phase. These plants are: Challawa complex water treatment plant; Wudil regional water treatment plant; Watari plant; Joda plant, and Kusalla facility.