17 November 2012

Nigeria: Expect Adequate Power Supply in 2013 - Sambo

Vice President Namadi Sambo yesterday hinted that most power plants belonging to the National Integrated Power Project (NIPP) were completed and would be commissioned in 2013 to produce enough electricity in the country.

Accordingly, he directed that all problems that may hinder the delivery of power, especially gas supply should be addressed forthwith.

Sambo stated this while speaking in a special meeting on gas supply to power plants at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

On the issue of the power plant in Sapele, which was the subject of the meeting, it was noted that the early gas system was delivering gas to the power plant but some issues needed to be solved.

The issues were intermittent high influx of condensate; unsatisfactory operation of the heater in service, which is currently not in service; the cooling effect and capacity limitation to 90mmscf/d to orifice plate and other factors.

The vice president directed the experts handling the Sapele project, who have designed a mechanism to arrest these issues to be in a meeting next week to discuss the solutions to the problems.

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