FG boosts grid with 30MW

The Federal Government is set to boost the national grid with the addition of 30 megawatts from the Kashimbilla hydropower plant.

The addition is expected to facilitate the development of Small and Medium enterprises (SMEs) in Taraba and Benue States.

Surrounding communities in Taraba State, especially those displaced by the Dam construction are already benefiting from the 10 megawatts currently being distributed directly from the 40 megawatts capacity plant.

The Minister of Power, Chief Adebayo Adelabu, spoke during an inspection tour of Kashimbilla hydropower plant in Taraba State and the 56 km 132KV transmission line from Yandev to Makurdi in Benue State.

He said the plant with its state-of-the-art technology which includes automated tracking and monitoring system (SCADA), is working effectively.

His Special Adviser on Strategic Communications and Media Relations, Mr. Bolaji Tunji made this known in a statement on Thursday.

According to the statement, Adelabu who also visited the 132/33KV substation in Amua, Gboko Local government area, Benue State revealed that the four turbines installed in Kashimbilla power plant are working perfectly well and generating 100 per cent of the installed capacity.



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