The Nigerian government says it hopes to increase the country’s electricity supply to a minimum of 7,000 megawatts with the supply of new power equipment by Siemens.
Managing Director and CEO of FGN Power Company, Kenny Anuwe, had this to say at the Nigerian Energy Conference and Exhibition in Lagos on Wednesday, according to The wire.
The team’s first kit, which arrived in Nigeria more than a week ago, will be unveiled in Lagos in the third week of October, with a second kit in Abuja at a later time, according to Anuwe.
The Nigerian government signed the Electricity Road Map agreement with Germany-based Siemens in 2019 with the aim of modernizing the country’s national grid to achieve 7,000 megawatts by 2021, 11,000 megawatts by 2023, and 25,000 megawatts by 2025.
Equipment purchased from SIEMENS.
The Federal Executive Council (FEC) allocated €62.9 million and $1.9 million in December 2021 for the first phase of the Presidential Energy Initiative (PPI) to boost the project.
Anuwe said the equipment shipped to the country by Siemens includes transportable transformers and substations. He said the equipment was created specifically to meet Nigeria’s power supply needs.
“With the rate of work done on the project so far, I think we will exceed 7,000 megawatts,” Anuwe said.
“But this is our first goal and we don’t take our eyes off that ball. We want to reach that goal and exceed it and that is a confirmation that the improvement in the electricity supply is feasible”.