Namadi Sambo, vice president, has said that some power projects have been completed, while others are at various stages of completion within the country.
Represented by Chinedu Nebo, minister of power, during the inauguration of the Oke-Aro 330/132/33kV, a power transmission station built at Oke-Aro, a border town between Lagos and Ogun states, under the aegis of the Niger Delta Power Holding Company’s (NDPHC) and the National Integrated Power Projects (NIPPs).
He disclosed that the 560-megawatt, mw-capacity Calabar Power Station has been completed and ready for inauguration; while the Benin Generation Company and Ogorode, both of 450mw capacity each in Edo and Delta states, respectively, are awaiting official commissioning.
Power plants in Gbarain, Bayelsa State; Omoku Power Station in Rivers State and Egbema Power Station in Imo State are at various advanced stages of completion.
Under the Phase I of the project mandate of the NDPHC, Sambo stated that the company has completed several power projects namely – the Geregu II, 434mw capacity in Kogi State; Omotosho II, 500mw capacity in Ondo State, 750mw-capacity Olorunsogo II power plant in Ogun State and Phase I 504mw Alaoji thermal power station in Abia State.
The VP noted that the scope of power infrastructure in the country shows that the Oke-Aro transmission station is the largest in terms of capacity out of all NIPPs across the country in terms of transmission facilities.
According to the Vice President, the NDPHC has delivered several projects in Lagos before Oke-Aro was inaugurated. These, he said, include “a new 330kV Gas Insulated Substations (GIS) at Aja and the extension of the existing 132kVGIS there with 150MVA and 100MVA Transformers as well as the Lekki 132kV GIS with 2x60MVA Transformers.
“All these projects have been completed and already in service. Oke Aro 330/132/33kV substation, one of NIPPs several interventions within Lagos and Ogun states in these regards was equipped with large capacity 2nos 300MVA 330/132kV transformers, making the station the first of its kind in the grid with a total transformation capacity of 600MVA at the 330kV level. A 75MVAR 330kV shunt reactor was also installed for effective grid voltage control,” Sambo said.

Johnson Alabi
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