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EKEDC to generate 1000mw through embedded generation by 2019

LAGOS – The Eko Electricity Distribution Company (EKEDC) on Wednesday said it would generate 1,000 megawatts through embedded generation embarked on by 2019.

The Vice-President, Project Services of EKEDC, Mr Brent Hampton, made the assertion at a seminar on “Embedded Power Generation”, organised by the Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany in Lagos.

Hampton said that the process of the embedded generation would be executed in different stages.

The vice-president said that the first phase of the programme would generate 150 megawatts by 2015 which had been divided into six networks.

A total of 150 megawatts will be added to the network by the year 2015.

“The 150mw will be generated from six different axis in our zone.

“60 megawatts will be generated from Orile axis, 20 megawatts will come from Kirikiri, while Agbara axis will also generate 50 megawatts and Apapa will also generate 20 megawatts,” he said.[eap_ad_2]

Hampton said that the second phase would focus on strategically positioned large plants for the long term to form the anchor of embedded generation.

He said that all the embedded power generated would lead to an improved power supply to its different clients in the zone.

The vice-president said the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) had approved in principle that all consumers being fed from an embedded feeder would be required to pay higher tariffs.

He, however, decried the poor state of the company in terms of limited human capacity and dilapidated network which required considerable investment to upgrade.

Hampton said that the general perception of the consumers was that power would not improve and this had made them not to pay their electricity bills.

He assured the consumers within the zone that the company would improve on the power supply when the embedded generation was added to the supply from the national grid. (NAN)[eap_ad_3]