FG plans 6000 megawatts to improve power supply – Minister


The Federal Government is set to increase electricity megawatts from 4000 to 6000 within the next three to six months to improve power supply.

The Minister of Power, Mr Adebayo Adelabu, said this in Abuja on Monday, while meeting with the Heads of Power Agencies and other stakeholders in the industry.

He said, “4000 megawatts is not acceptable and we have plans to increase the megawatts to a minimum of 6000 to 6500 within the next three to six months.

”What we are looking at is to have an agreement to ramp up to a minimum of 6000 megawatts within the next three to six months.

”I know that the highest we ever generated was 5,700 megawatts about three years ago, that was specifically in Nov. 2021.

”And these 5700 megawatts were also distributed. If we could achieve 5,700 at that time, I believe we still have infrastructure to generate between 6,000 and 6,500,’ ‘he said.

Adelabu said that he had visited a number of generation companies and confirmed that they had the installed capacity to generate the 6000 megawatts.

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