The scorecard in projects delivery by the Niger Delta Power Holding Company Limited (NDPHC) has been boosted with Egbema and Okija Communities in Imo and Anambra State respectively now connected to public power supply.
This revelation came to fore recently in a report made by the Managing Director/CEO of NDPHC Mr. Chiedu Ugbo at the 24thmonthly Power Sector meeting held on Monday 12th February 2018, hosted by the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN).
Ugbo told the meeting that the equipment had been handed over to the Enugu Electricity distribution Company (EEDC).
Ugbo, also informed stakeholders during the meeting that the 338 Megawatts capacity Egbema Power Plant in Imo State which is being built under the NIPP scheme will be completed by the end of 2018, while Okija distribution line would be completed in November.
Ugbo also reported that there was significant progress on Nnewi-Ihiala line, Ikot- Ekpene-Afam line, and Daura-Kazaure. Although he noted that some progress had slowed down due to vandalism.
NDPHC also pointed out that the committee to review abandoned distribution projects across the country had been constituted and should complete work by the end of the first quarter, 2018. Ugbo pointed further that some of the issues NDPHC was facing had to do with the Alaoji- Ikot-Ekpene 300KVA double circuit line and the switching station located at Ikot-Ekpene in Akwa Ibom State. Both Transmission projects are owned by the NDPHC, he stated.
The Federal Government reiterated its commitment to improve electricity service delivery through development of policy initiatives, which includes the payment of N701 billion as Assurance Guarantee to Generating Companies (GenCos). Other policies of Government designed to improve services in the sector includes the eligible customer regulations, metering regulations and distribution expansion plan to distribute the approximately 2000MW of generation capacity currently unutilized.