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Nigerian Government approves $18 million transmission project to stabilise power supply in Lafia

  • 1 year, 7 months ago (2018-02-07)
  • David Flin
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The Federal and State Governments have approved an $18 million electricity transmission project to be built by the Niger Delta Power Holding Company (NDPHC) in Lafia, state capital of Nasarawa, Nigeria. The project is centred on the installation of a 330 kV/132 kV substation, and this will improve the quality of electricity supply to local residents, according to Chiedu Ugbo, Managing Director of NDPHC.

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Ugbo said that Lafia currently relies on supply from the power transmission line in Akwanga, some 93 km away. This will be switched to the new line before the end of 2018. Ugbo said: “The project was conceived by the NDPHC to improve power supply to this state, Abuja, and neighbouring states. Previously, this state was being served by a power source from Akwanga, along a 93 km 33 kV distribution line, which resulted in very high power loss along the way.

“The new line will run at 330 kV from Ikot Ekpene, and result in lower losses in transmission and distribution. We hope to complete the project before the end of the year.”