The Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited, NNPCL says the Maiduguri Emergency Power Plant project, is a giant step towards achieving its gas and power mandate to add 50 Megawatts into the national grid generation.
Group Chief Executive Officer, GCEO, NNPCL, Mele Kyari made this known during the commissioning of the 50-Megawatt Maiduguri Emergency Power Plant project by President Muhammadu Buhari in Borno State.
According to reports, due to the unfortunate attacks of insurgents which destroyed three towers of electricity power lines in Maiduguri, President Buhari in April 2021, directed the NNPC limited to restore power supply to Maiduguri and its environs.
However, Kyari said on the directive of the president, a 32 Megawatts gas fired power plant was designed and built in 16 months unprecedented and had been successfully test-run and confirmed ready by the president.
He noted that the commissioning of the emergency power plant by Buhari would open a new chapter of the NNPCL commercial energy for on grid and off grid capital markets.