The lingering issues of crazy bills from PHCN as results of estimated billings, would soon be laid to rest as the Federal Government has concluded plans that would enable it to facilitate the provision of over a million meters to the electricity consumers in the country. (Disco) This was made known by the Minister of Power, Prof. Chinedu Nebo at the Town Hall meeting organized by the ministry last week in Abuja.
The minister, who unveiled the new power generation plan for the country in the next two years, emphasized on the need for more collaboration with security agencies for the protection of gas pipelines and other power infrastructure.
He said that government will develop the 700MW Zungeru Hydro Power Plant, and also complete the 17 small & medium hydro power plants i.e. 40MW Kashimbilla & 34MW Dadinkowa Dam within the period.
He also assured that government will soon commence the development of the 3050MW Mambilla Hydro Plant, and fast track the Operation Light Up Rural Nigeria project for rural electrification as well as implement the National Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency Policy.
He equally pointed out that more emphasis will be placed on the development of local content policy specifically for the power sector, and renew focus in coal-to-power to ensure a robust fuel mix for power generation