Dr. Maikanti Baru, NNPC’s Group Managing Director has disclosed that the first batch of the three new gas fired power plants the Corporation plans to build in Abuja, Kaduna and Kano with its joint venture partners will be ready by 2019, to boost generation in the country. He disclosed this at the ongoing 2017 edition of the Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) in Houston, United States.
Baru who was represented by NNPC’s Chief Officer (COO), Gas and Power, Saidu Mohammed, at the conference, added that the three plants combined will generate up to 3,000 megawatts (MW) of electricity.
NNPC also stated that within the same period, it would increase the crude oil production capacity of its exploration and production (E&P) arm, the Nigerian Petroleum Development Company (NPDC) to 300, 000 barrels per day (Bpd), before moving it further to 700,000 barrel per day.
This Day newspaper reported that NNPC currently has interest in two power plants in Okpai, Delta State and Afam, River State, which were built on its Joint Venture (JV) partnership with Nigerian Agip Oil Company (NAOC) and Shell. The two plants collectively generate up to 1,000MW.
This Day also reported that Mohammed said the corporation would be providing up to 4,000MW of electricity to Nigeria’s grid when the three plants are completed.