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NDPHC, Kano partner on electricity supply

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The Niger Delta Power Holding Company (NDPHC) Limited has concluded plans to supply electricity for water supply in Kano from a 4, 000 megawatts stranded plant.

Executive Director, Generation, Kassim Abdullahi, who disclosed this during the signing ceremony of the deal said 20 megawatts would be supplied to the state water board.

Abdullahi disclosed that the company has a total installed capacity of about 4,000 Megawatts (MW) in its plants across the country with 700 megawatts on the National Grid running.

According to him, NDPHC has 10 power generating companies and Aloaji Power Plant, which would supply power to Kano State, is one of them.

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He explained that the company decided to pick Alaoji because of the reliability and availability of power to be delivered under the agreement with Kano State.
Abdullahi noted that Alaoji boasts of 500 megawatts capacity, adding that the agreement with Kano State was less than 20MW.

“So we have a lot of power available and I believe this agreement will give comfort to the state that we have more than enough supply to give out. We have done so much to ensure that the tariff we gave to Kano is highly competitive.

“We have also done a lot to ensure that the state benefits from the intervention as NDPHC has gone ahead to put in infrastructure and investment prior to the signing of the agreement.

“We have spent so much money and we are about to finalise the connection to ensure constant supply of electricity to the state”, he added.

With Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) signed across the country, Abdullahi said the company would expand transmission and distribution to ensure dispatch of idle electricity.

Also speaking, NDPHC General Manager Commercial, Mahmoud Wali said that the company was willing to supply power to anybody that demanded it, adding that the company has been talking with Distribution Companies (DisCos), state governments, that the company can supply power when needed.

“We have an agreement with the Lagos Government, Benin Disco and some other customers on power supply. Anybody that needs power above two megawatts, we are ready to supply”.

Kano State Commissioner for Water Resources, Sadiq Wali said that the agreement was for the supply of about 95 per cent uninterrupted electricity to water plants in the state.

Wali said that five water treatment plants were selected in the first phase of implementation.

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