Each of the 11 sub-station is 1x15 MVA with the capacity of generating power for about 10,000 residents in Agbowa-Ikosi, Ipakodo, Ijede, Agbara, Ajangbadi, Orile-Coker, Fowler, Alagbon, Bekley, Apapa Raod and Tincan.
Also commissioned were 500 transformers of 50KVA each that would be mounted alongside all the commissioned areas and 60 MVA transformers to boost power supply, sustain its stability and enhance socio-economic developments in the areas the projects have taken off.
Speaking at the commissioning, James Abiodun Olotu, managing director of the company, assured Lagosians that the projects would boost the electricity supply of most communities under the network, besides injecting a minimum of 1,000 megawatts by December to the national grid.
According to him, the NIPP initiative is in line with the transformation and power sector reform agenda of President Goodluck Jonathan’s administration and will most importantly, deliver more projects this year and boost quality of power supply to Nigerians.
“For years now, we have been working to deliver on these projects and this is truly our year of harvest on all NIPP projects in the country. We have about 67 NIPP projects within Lagos metropolis in which 15 are commissioned.
We equally promised that two projects would be commissioned on monthly basis across the country from now till December,” he said, noting further that the projects were completed and commissioned within the stipulated time frame. The NDPHC boss said more power generation would be required from the NIPP projects provided there is enough gas supply to fire the plants. He said the development was a signal to improved power supply to Lagos and its environs, adding that project will energised and supplying power to numerous customers in the area.
In his remarks, Chris Akamnonu, CEO of Ikeja Electricity Distribution Company, said the completed and commissioned projects would boost the electricity supply in Lagos and that the 50 KVA transformers deployed to the areas would go a long way in reducing usual vandals that are commonly experienced on big transformers, adding that it will also make supply more effective for distribution to household.
“Out of 34 NIPP projects in our zone three have been commissioned, additional 12 will be commissioned between now and August additional, while another 19 will be added by December. I want to reiterate that this administration’s promise to deliver electricity to Nigerians is real,” he said.
Preveen Gupta, chief operating officer, GTA Engineering Nigeria Limited, the contractor of the projects, said the projects were one of the successfully completed and delivered in Nigeria. He, however, assured Nigerians that other NIPP projects within his capacity would be completed within the stipulated time frame.