Zungeru Hydro Power Plant to Generate 2bn KWh

hydro power plant

The zungeru hydro power project among others remains one of the leading and vital energy need across the globe. It contributes immersely to nation’s economic growth and development.

Power neglect can result into poor economic growth as seen in many Africa countries.

Zungeru Hydro Project

Nigeria’s second largest hydropower plant, the Zungeru Power Plant was connected to the national grid last month leading to an improved supply in electricity to many areas across the country.

The ambitious power plant represents a major achievement of the APC led government starting under former President Muhammadu Buhari who handed over engineering, procurement, and construction to a Chinese consortium comprising China National Electric Engineering Company (CNEEC) and Sinohydro after initial construction began in 2013.

President Tinubu ensured continuity with the concession process which is set to earn Nigeria $70m annually for the next 30 years for managing the complex.

The gigantic reservoir has a capacity to hold 10.4bn cubic meters of water

The power project is estimated to generate 2.64 billion kWh of electricity annually, which will meet close to 10 per cent of Nigeria’s total domestic energy needs.

Zungeru hydro power plant to generate 2bn KWh annually.

But, it is hopeful that Nigerians can now access stable electricity any where across the country. For decades regular electricity supply has remain a major setback in Nigeria.

Most industries that are power dependents lack access to supply, which in turn lead to increased cost of production.

Upgrading the Energy Sector

Nigerians are not fully utilising the energy demand required for optimum performance in homes and offices. There is need for complete overhauling of the sector.

Solar energy
Upgrading the Energy Sector

Much have been invested in the power sector, yet not reaching the demand of the people. Our leaders of thought should invest more in the power sector, switching from hydro power dependency to solar energy.

The solar energy is the new phase most Nigerians are yarning to access, but very costly.

For instance, access to 20Wh of energy will cost an average Nigerian about N150,000. This will only give about 3 bulbs power supply.


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