The federal government says the national grid may soon get a major boost with the addition of 30 megawatts from the Kashimbilla hydropower plant.
Speaking during an inspection tour of Kashimbilla hydropower plant in Taraba state and the 56 km 132kv transmission line from Yandev to Makurdi in Benue state, the minister of power, Adebayo Adelabu, said the plant with its state-of- the art technology which includes automated tracking and monitoring system (SCADA), is working effectively.
Adelabu through his special adviser on strategic communications and media relations, Bolaji Tunji revealed that the four turbines installed in kashimbilla power plant are working perfectly well and generating 100 per cent of the installed capacity.
On his part, the managing director of transmission company of Nigeria (TCN), Sule Ahmed Abdulazeez said that efforts are in top gear to make sure that the 132kv transmission line from Yandev to Apir in Markudi, is finished.
The addition is expected to facilitate the development of small and medium enterprises (SMES) in Taraba and Benue states.